Notary Public Information

To obtain an application for Notary Public license contact the Secretary of State at the following link:

How to Apply for a Notary Public License


Once you have received your commission certificate you will need to:

  • *Register your signature in the county of your residence
  • *Appear in person with your Notary Public License
  • *Pay $20 cash or check made payable to Rice County Recorder

Seek legal advice for interpretation of Minnesota Statutes in regard to Notaries and Notary Acts.

For further information, see Notary Public at the Secretary of State.


NOTE: SIGN AND STAMP ON BLANK SPACE SO YOUR STAMP IS LEGIBLE, NOT ON TOP OF ANY PRINT OR SIGNATURES.

A complete acknowledgement needs to include the word "acknowledged" or "personally appeared" and must be dated.

Marital status is required unless the people are signing as a partner or for a company trust etc.; then the title and business name are required instead.

If individuals are signing as individuals and for a corporation, they need to sign twice and be acknowledged  twice; once as  individuals and once as their title and business name.

A Minnesota notary stamp must include a seal and a legible expiration date.