Notary Public Information

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

How to Apply for a Notary Public License

They will issue the blue commission card. Once you have received your Notary Public License, you must register your signature in the county of your residence.

In Rice County:

  • Appear in person with your Notary Public License Blue Card.
  • Fee: $20.00 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 titles and business name are required instead.

If individuals 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.