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Change of Name or Address


You must notify the Secretary of State of any name or address change within 30 days.

Name Change

The following steps must be taken to change the name on your Notary Public Commission:

  • Complete the Notary Application.
  • Do not forget to check the name change box on the form.
  • Sign the application with your new name.
  • Attach a copy of documentation that shows your legal name (copy of your driver’s license with the new name, marriage certificate showing the old name and new name, divorce documents, court documents).
  • No fee is required for a name change.
  • Return all documents by mail.

District Court or County Registration Requirements

Once your name change has been approved, you must re-register with your county of residence. County contact information is included in the commission certificate instructions. The commission of a non-resident notary must be recorded in the Minnesota county that the non-resident notary designates as the place for filing the notary commission.

Obtain a new notary stamp. The rubber stamp must comply with Minnesota Statutes, section 359.03. Contact any rubber stamp company to order your notarial stamp.

Address Change

The following steps must be taken to change your Notary Public Commission address information online:

  • Sign in to the Notary & Apostille site.
    • If you already created an account in the Notary & Apostille site, you may Sign in to your Notary Account.  
    • If you need to create an account for the first time, click Create an Account.  
  • You must list a complete resident street address. A PO Box alone is not acceptable.
  • If you have changed your home address to a new county, you will be required to re-register your commission with the county. County contact information is included in the commission certificate instructions.  
  • No fee is required for address changes.

To submit an address change by mail, complete the Notary Application.