To become a notary, you must contact the Minnesota Secretary of State.
Once you receive your Notary Commission, you must register your signature in your county of residence.
Locations (see business hours)
Fees: $20, payable by cash or check only. Make checks payable to: Dakota County.
Register in person
To register in person, go to any of the three locations. Bring the necessary fees, a current driver’s license and the Notary Commission certificate.
Register by mail
To register by mail, send your Notary Commission certificate, copy of your driver's license (must match the address on the commission certificate), $20 fee, and your signature notarized by another notary on a blank sheet of white paper. The page must include two signatures, one exactly as the name shows on the commissioner certificate and one as you normally sign.
Send these items to:
Dakota County Administration Center
Attn: Vital Statistics
1590 Highway 55
Hastings MN 55033-2343
After your commission is recorded, your Notary Commission certificate will be returned to you by mail.