Minnesota Secretary Of State - How to Renew Your Commission
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How to Renew Your Commission

Notary Renewal period is between August 1, and January 31. If your Commission Expires 1/31 of any given year, you can renew online or by mail.   

The notary renewal fee is $120 and is non-refundable.

How to Renew Your Notary Commission Online:

Before you begin, please read the important information in the four bullets listed below before you start:

Step 1: Create an online account in the Notary & Apostille site. Click on link above if you need information on how to create an online account.

Step 2: Click on Sign In in the Notary & Apostille site and enter your commission number and the password you set up when you created your account.

Step 3: Review your residential and public address information.

Step 4: Click on “EDIT” to update your address information, if needed.

Step 5: Answer the four question pertaining to any criminal acts, notary performance, and licensure status and civil actions and Click “SUBMIT”.  If you answer ‘Yes’ to any of the questions, you must file by mail.

Step 6: Click on “RENEW”. You will then be on the MAKE PAYMENT page and will see an Order Number specific to your renewal filing. Record the Order Number before continuing. Click here if you need more information about How to Make a Payment.

Step 7: Click “Continue to Make Payment”.

Step 8:  After you complete the USBank payment process, you will receive a payment confirmation number by email from USBank, this will indicate the completion of the order.

Step 9: View and print your notary commission certificate by clicking on “DOWNLOAD CERTIFICATE” on your notary account page. These do not need to be printed on colored paper. Your commission certificate will include additional instructions on registering with your resident county. The fee for recording your commission at the county is $20.