Notary Public

What is a Notary Public?

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.  


Due to Covid-19, Sherburne County has added a non-Touch online Electronic Notary Service, eNotary.    

To request an e-Notary service please contact Sherburne County at 763-765-3000 and ask for Keisha.  She will work with you to schedule the date and time of your eNotary session and the coordination of electronic documents.

If you wish to use our eNotary Service you will need the following items:

  • An electronic copy of the documents you wish to sign
  • A computer, tablet, or phone
  • Access to the internet
    1. For Email purposes
    2. Sites used are:
      • DocuSign for Electronic Signatures
      • Web-Ex to observe activity

Registration / Become a Notary Public

Registering your Notary is done in the Vital Records Office.

To become a Notary Public in Minnesota you must apply to the Office of the Secretary of State.

Record Your Notary Commission

Once your new commission, reappointment, renewal or name change has been approved by the Secretary of State and you have received your commission certificate, you must record your commission with your resident county. County contact information for your county of residence is included in the instructions. The fee for recording your commission at the county is $20.

Apply Via Mail


  1. Send Notary Commission card from Office of the Secretary of State.
  2. On the lines provided on the commission, include both a signature that exactly matches the name appearing on the notary commission, as well as a signature in the style normally used to sign. Both signatures need to be notarized on the same commission page.
  3. Check or money order should be made payable to Sherburne County Recorder for $20.

Apply In Person

When you register with the county, please bring:

  • Notary Commission card from the Office of the Secretary of State.
  • $20 fee (we accept all forms of payment)

Name Change

The same application can be used to change your name on your Notary Commission. The new card would need to be registered with the same county in Minnesota in which you originally registered.