Notary Registration

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Service alert - COVID-19

Vital Records is currently closed for walk-up notary registration. We will continue to process notary registration requests by mail and staff will be available by telephone at 651-266-1333.

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A Notary Public is an appointed and commissioned officer who serves the public by administering oaths and acting as an official witness to people who need assistance certifying documents.

Becoming a notary

For information about becoming a notary, visit the Minnesota Secretary of State

Registering with your county

If you are a licensed notary public, you must register your commission in the county where you live. In Ramsey County, you can register by mail or in person. 

Notary registration by mail