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Minnesota Notary Public FAQ


How do I become a Minnesota Notary Public? Here is some helpful information:

Requirements to become a Minnesota Notary Public:

- Not have held a previous commission that has expired
- Complete and mail the notary application to: Minnesota Secretary of State Notary First National Bank Building 332 Minnesota Street, Suite N201 Saint Paul, MN 55101
- Include a $120 non-refundable fee
- Pay by check or money order made payable to the OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Be either a Minnesota resident or a resident of a county in Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota or Wisconsin and list the Minnesota County he or she will be filing in upon receiving their commission18 Years or older

How to become a Notary Public in Minnesota:

1) Complete the notary application for Minnesota
2) Upon receipt of your commission, you must register it with the county. Your resident county name and telephone number will be listed in the instructions portion of your commission certificate. Please contact the county for directions to the appropriate location to register your commission. Note: there is a $20.00 fee charged at the county level
3) Upon receipt of your commission, you must purchase a notary stamp. When you notarize a document, your notary stamp must match the name on your commission certificate however you may sign documents using your normal signature if different then what is listed on your commission certificate.
4) Minnesota Statutes, Chapters 357, 358, and 359 (which govern notaries and notarial acts) can be searched, viewed and downloaded for free at www.revisor.mn.gov.

How long is my Notary Term in Minnesota

- Minnesota notaries are commissioned for a term of 5 years

Which Notary Supplies are required to be a Minnesota Notary Public

- A Minnesota notary stamp is required. The stamp must be photographically reproducible and using the horizontal MN notary format.
- A Minnesota notary seal is permitted to be used in conjunction with the MN notary stamp. A seal impression inker may be purchased to darken the notary embosser impression
- Minnesota notaries are not required to keep a record book, but it is highly recommended to document notary transactions.

Minnesota Notary Website https://www.sos.state.mn.us/notary-apostille/become-a-notary/

To return to the Minnesota Notary Supply Page, click here: https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-supplies-seal-stamp-minnesota

How to Order Affordable Notary Supplies for Minnesota

One of the best ways to save money on MN Notary Stamps & MN Notary Seals is to purchase Notary kits also known as Notary Bundles or Notary Packages. These notary kits are arranged with the most commonly ordered, Minnesota State-Approved Notary Products, packaged together and then discounted. These discounted Minnesota Notary Kits can be found here, https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/minnesota-notary-supplies-package In this article we will examine each Minnesota notary kit and the products they contain.

The cheapest Notary Supply option for Minnesota notaries is the Basic Notary Kit for Minnesota, found here at our Minnesota Notary Store: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-supplies-minnesota-seal-stamp-package-1 This MN Notary Package includes: The Self-Inking Minnesota Notary Expiration Stamp, Minnesota Notary Seal, and a small notary supply bag. The purpose of this notary kit is to create the lowest-cost option for Minnesota notaries while maintaining the minimum required items to notarize properly. If you think you may not notarize very often and you’re looking to keep your costs down, this is the notary package for you.

The Notary Supply option with best value is the Value Notary Kit for Minnesota, found here at our Minnesota Notary Store: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-supplies-minnesota-package-2 This MN Notary Package includes: The Self-Inking Minnesota Notary Expiration Stamp, Minnesota Notary Seal, Notary Record Book, Notary affidavit stamp, and a Large Notary Zippered Supply Bag. This notary kit includes all the items of the MN Notary Basic Kit with three additions, the notary affidavit stamp, the notary record book, and the Large Notary Supply Bag. The Notary affidavit stamp is a very useful item as it documents the date of a swearing of an oath. The Large Notary Supply Bag is a sturdy supply bag that holds all the items of the Minnesota Notary Value Kit and makes it easy for the notary to organize all their notary supplies. The Large supply bag measures 10 inches high x 14 inches wide and allows the notary to use a combination lock (sold separately) for extra security. The notary combination lock can be found here: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/Combination-Lock-for-Notary-Supplies-Bag 

The Highest Quality Minnesota Notary kit is the Deluxe Notary Kit for Minnesota, found here at our Minnesota Notary Store: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-supplies-minnesota-package-3 This MN Notary Package includes: The Pre-Inked Minnesota Notary Expiration Stamp, Minnesota Notary Seal, Notary Record Book, Pre-Inked Notary affidavit stamp, Large Notary Supply Bag, and a Deluxe Leatherette Notary Seal Pouch.  This notary kit has the highest quality notary stamps that simply kiss the paper when stamping. These Max-Light notary stamps by Trodat feature an oil-based ink which is much less likely to dry. For the notary that wants the best and expects to use the notary supplies a lot, this is the notary kit for you!

We hope this article has helped you decide which Minnesota Notary Kits to order. All our MN Notary supplies include many notary stamp variations with multiple notary stamp colors and notary seal upgrades. As always you can purchase your Minnesota Notary Supplies here: https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-supplies-seal-stamp-minnesota  Anchorstamp.com proudly ships Minnesota notary orders the next business day, includes a free notary pen, and offers free shipping on notary orders of $50.00 or more.

Which Minnesota Notary stamp should I purchase?

When you purchase your MN Notary Stamp it’s important to know your options. AnchorStamp.com offers a wide variety of Notary Stamps for Minnesota. The first thing a notary needs to know is that the MN notary stamps are made in accordance with Minnesota notary guidelines. A Minnesota notary will then want to know how much do Minnesota notary stamps cost? At Anchor Stamp, we offer MN notary stamps for all budgets, beginning with a Wood-handle notary stamp to self-inking MN notary stamps, to the highest quality, Pre-Inked MN notary stamps. Anchor Stamp offers Shiny and Trodat brands which reflect our commitment to creating quality Minnesota notary stamps. Need your notary stamp in a hurry? No worries, Anchor Stamp ships Minnesota Notary Supply orders the next business day and offers free shipping on notary orders of $50.00 or more. You can purchase your Minnesota notary stamps right here at our Minnesota notary store: https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/minnesota-notary-public-stamps Let’s look at some of MN notary stamps in detail.

1) The highest quality Minnesota notary stamps are the Minnesota Pre-Inked notary stamps. This Minnesota notary stamp product line uses the Max-Light brand by Trodat. The Max-Lights by Trodat feature a superior oil-based ink, a smooth stamping mechanism and a protective cover. Pre-Inked MN notary stamps can be re-inked, just be sure to use the proper Pre-Ink refill ink.

The most popular Minnesota Pre-Inked notary stamp is the Pre-Inked MN notary expiration stamp, found here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/minnesota-notary-pre-inked-expiration-stamp This compact notary stamp includes a standard border to properly frame the state-approved notary information. This MN notary stamp makes a sharp, crisp notary stamp impression every time. The Pre-Inked MN notary stamp is also available in a popular pink frame.

The Pre-Inked MN Round notary stamp is the highest quality round stamp on the market today. This MN notary stamp is used where a photographically reproducible notary impression is needed. Some other applications include scanning, copying and faxing notary documents that a notary embossed image may not apply. We also find that some notaries with arthritis or other disabilities find this round notary stamp to be easier to use than squeezing a Minnesota notary seal. This high quality MN notary stamp can be purchased at our MN notary store here: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/minnesota-notary-pre-inked-round-stamp    

Anchorstamp.com also offers Minnesota notaries useful Pre-Inked notary stamps such as the Pre-Inked notary affidavit stamp, found here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/minnesota-notary-pre-inked-affidavit-stamp, the Pre-Inked Notary Acknowledgement stamp, found here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-acknowledgement-stamp- , the Pre-Inked Notary Jurat Stamp, found here  https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-jurat-stamp , and the Pre-Inked Notary Certified True Copy stamp, found here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/certified-true-copy-stamp .

2) Our next high-quality line of Minnesota notary stamps are Self-Inking notary stamps using the Shiny brand. The Minnesota Self-inking notary stamps by Shiny feature a high-quality stamp that is also re-inkable. Another very popular notary stamp is the Self-Inking Minnesota notary expiration stamp. These notary stamps include the state-approved MN notary stamp format with a standard border and the notary’s name and expiration date. This notary product also features various stamp frame colors including Black, Pink, USA Flag, Blue, Red and Lilac. You can purchase this great MN notary stamp here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-stamp-minnesota-self-inking    

Anchorstamp.com offers another quality MN notary stamp, the Self-Inking Round Minnesota Notary Stamp https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/minnesota-notary-self-inking-round-stamp This high-quality MN Round notary stamp includes a cover that products the notary die from dust and debris. Anchor Stamp offers the stamp frame available in Black, Red, Pink, and Blue.

Anchor Stamp also offers high-quality, useful Self-Inking Notary affidavit stamps, Self-Inking Acknowledgement Stamps and Self-Inking Jurat stamps on our Minnesota notary stamp supply page https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/minnesota-notary-public-stamps   

3) The remaining line of MN notary stamps are the Traditional wood-handle notary stamps, the Minnesota notary traditional expiration stamp https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/minnesota-notary-traditional-expiration-stamp and notary affidavit stamp https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-traditional-affidavit-stamp . This is the least expensive, old-school, wood handle notary stamp. This product must be used with a notary stamp pad, sold separately.

We hope this informative article has helped you purchase your MN notary stamps. All Minnesota notary supplies can be purchased here on our Minnesota notary store, https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/minnesota-notary-public-stamps Anchorstamp.com proudly ships Minnesota notary orders the next business day, includes a free notary pen, and offers free shipping on notary orders of $50.00 or more.

Which Minnesota notary seal should I purchase?

Experienced Minnesota notaries know that there is nothing quite like a raised or embossed notary impression. Many clients will expect to see the raised notary seal as it makes them feel like the transaction is authentic and official. In some cases where documents go out of state, a notary seal is required. When notarizing in Delaware, we recommend purchasing a Minnesota notary seal. Anchorstamp.com offers MN notary seals in most of our MN notary kits. It is important to purchase your Minnestoa notary seal from a company like Anchorstamp.com that manufacturers the seals on site. This will ensure quality and reduce the cost and delivery time of these important notary tools. Anchor Stamp uses the Shiny brand to create our line of quality Minnesota notary embossers. Our Minnesota notary seals are made of steel and built to last. Each Minnesota notary embosser is engraved with pride and tested to meet the highest quality standards. All our Minnesota notary seals can be purchased right here on our Minnesota notary Store https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/minnesota-notary-seal-supplies    

Anchor Stamp offers three kinds of Minnesota notary seals. The first, and most popular is the MN notary pocket seal https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-seal-minnesota-pocket  The pocket seal is named so as it could fit right in your pocket and is preferred by notaries on the go. All our notary pocket seals include a free vinyl storage pouch. Anchorstamp.com offers a wide variety of notary seal upgrades and various color options including Black, Pink, Blue, and Red.

The next Minnesota notary seal option is the Minnesota notary desk seal https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-seal-minnesota-desk This notary desk seal features four rubber gripped feet for the seal to rest on top of your desk without slipping. The Minnesota notary desk seal is great for higher volume embossing and made for the notary to leverage his/her weight as they seal.

The finest Minnesota notary seal is the Minnesota Notary Designer Desk Seal https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/minnesota-notary-designer-desk-seal. The Minnesota Designer notary desk seal is the most attractive and distinguished looking item a Delaware notary can purchase. This revolutionary design is tested and proven to reduce pressure by 30%. The steel-frame construction makes this Minnesota notary embosser built to stand the test of time. Anchorstamp.com offers this beautiful seal in Black, Silver, and Gold.

We hope this article about Minnesota notary seals has helped you purchase your MN notary seals. All Minnesota notary supplies can be purchased here on our Minnesota notary store, https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-supplies-seal-stamp-minnesota Anchorstamp.com proudly ships Minnesota notary orders the next business day, includes a free notary pen, and offers free shipping on notary orders of $50.00 or more.