Notary Commission Registration

For information on becoming a Notary for the State of Minnesota, please visit the Secretary of State's Notary Help page.  Once you have completed the necessary steps to become a Notary, your commission needs to be registered in the county in which you live.

In Person Registration

Please bring:

  • Notary Commission certificate downloaded from Minnesota Secretary of State
  • Government issued identification
  • $20 fee payable to Chisago County

Mail Registration

  • Download your Notary Commission certificate from the Minnesota Secretary of State
  • Provide 2 examples of your signature (even if they are the same) signed in front of another notary in the spaces provided (notary signature acknowledgment (PDF)   
    • a signature that matches the first, middle and last name as listed on the notary's commission and shown on the notarial stamp, and
    • a sample signature in the style in which the notary will actually execute notarial acts
  • Enclose filing fee of $20 (check or money order payable to Chisago County Recorder)
  • Mail to Chisago County Recorder

The same application can be used to change your name on your Notary Commission in the county it was originally filed.

For additional information regarding Notarial functions contact the Minnesota Secretary of State Notary website.