Notary Public

A notary public is appointed by the Governor of the State of Minnesota and serves as a witness, attesting that a person signing a document is authentic.  Notary public commissions are issued by the Secretary of State. More information about becoming a notary public can be found on the Secretary of State's website.

Once you've received your notary public commission, you must register it with your county of residence. The fee for recording your notary commission at the county is $20, and you'll have to record your commission in person since your signature is required.

Your commission will need to be renewed every five years.