Minnesota Secretary Of State - Terminate Remote Online Authorization Registration
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Terminate Remote Online Authorization Registration


Term of Online Notarization Authorization:

Unless terminated under Minnesota Statutes 358.645, Subd. 8 below, the term of registration to perform remote online notarial acts begins on the registration starting date set by the State and continues as long as the notary public’s current notary commission to perform notarial acts remains valid.

 Minnesota Statutes 358.645, Subd. 8:

a) Except as provided by paragraph (b), a remote online notary public whose registration terminates shall destroy the coding, disk, certificate, card, software, or password that enables electronic affixation of the online notary public’s official electronic signature or seal. The remote online notary public shall certify compliance with this paragraph to the Secretary of State through the Secretary of State’s online commission record.

(b) A former remote online notary public whose registration terminated for a reason other than revocation or a denial of renewal is not required to destroy the items described in paragraph (a) if the former remote online notary public is reregistered as a remote online notary public with the same electronic signature and seal within three months after the former remote online notary public’s registration terminated.

A remote online notary whose registration terminates must go online at the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Notary Public Website at to certify compliance with Minnesota Statutes 358.645, Subd. 8.

The following steps must be taken to terminate your Remote Online Authorization Registration 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.  
    • No fee is required.
  • Click on the “Terminate Remote Notary” tab located on your Notary Account page.
  • On the “Terminate Remote Notary” page, click on the “Submit” tab to terminate your Remote Online Authorization Registration.
  • Upon submission, your Remote Online Notarization Authorization Registration status will be updated from Yes to No.
  • You will receive an email notification that a change has been made to your notary commission record, and the change was the Termination of your Remote Online Notarization Authorization Registration.

Refer to Minnesota Statutes 358 and 359  for detailed information on the laws, procedures, and ethics relevant to a Minnesota Remote Online Notary Public.