FAQ – How to Become a Minnesota Notary
To obtain a Notary Commission, the applicant must:
- Be at least 18 years of age.
- Be either a Minnesota resident or a resident of a county in Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin and list the Minnesota County he or she will be filing in upon receiving their commission.
- Complete and mail the Notary Application.
- Include a $120 non-refundable money order payable to the MN Secretary of State.
- While no Notary Training, Bond, or Errors and Omissions Insurance is required, all of these are highly recommended.
- Obtain your Notary Commission/s from the Secretary of State.
- E-notaries require a separate e-notary commission from the Secretary of State.
- Remote Online Notaries (RON) also require a separate RON commission from the Secretary of State and need to know and follow special laws and rules set forth in the statute.
- Record your Notary Commission/s in your County of Residence!
Closers and Signing Agents must Complete the Closing Agent License Application from the MN Department of Commerce at the Pulseportal site and must also complete 8 hours of Closing Agent License Education. The Minnesota Notary Training class is included for FREE with the purchase of the Minnesota Principles of Closing Pre-license course.