If you have a notary commission and it has expired, you must complete a Notary Application and mail it in, along with the $120 non-refundable fee.
Make sure to:
- Read the instructions before completing the Notary Application.
- Check the Reappointment Application Type on the form.
- Update any information that has changed.
- Answer the four questions.
- Complete the Criminal Background Check form, if you answered yes to any of the four questions.
- Sign and date the Notary Application form, and the BCA form, if applicable.
- Include the $120 non-refundable fee.
The commission certificate is sent by US mail to your residential address.
County Recording of Commission
- Register your commission with your county of residence. County contact information is included in the commission certificate instructions.
- The fee for recording your commission at the county is $20.
“Failure to register with your residential county may result in a civil penalty fee (usually larger than the county recording fee) imposed by the Commissioner of the Department of Commerce of Minnesota, who is responsible for the enforcement actions pertaining to a notary’s misconduct.”
- Purchase a notary stamp.
- Obtain a journal to keep a record of your notarial acts (optional).
- Visit our online Notary Help to find a notary, for FAQ’s, Minnesota Notary Laws, and to find answers on how to file a Renewal, Reappointment or change an address online or by mail.
- If you are seeking additional training and education (optional), visit our Notary Training & Supplies page to view a list of organizations that provide these services.