Notary Public Services

Requirements to Have a Document Notarized

  • Current and valid picture identification (State issued driver’s license or I.D, Passport, consulate card) is required for all parties signing the documents
  • The Notary or Ex Officio Notary must be able to determine that the person appearing before him/her is in fact the person named as a signer in the document
  • Party must sign in front of Notary Public

Powers of a Notary or Ex Officio Notary

He or she is qualified to administer oaths in this state, take and certify all depositions to be used in court, and to acknowledge deeds, mortgages, liens, powers of attorney, and most other instruments requiring a notarial acknowledgement. He or she may not witness his/her own signature.

Notarial Officers

Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 35815, the County Auditor-Treasurer may act as an Ex Officio Notary Public. He/she can perform the same acts as a Notary Public.

Fees

The fee for Notary Public and Ex Officio Notary Public services are $1 per document.