To become a Notary Public or renew your commission, you must first apply through the Secretary of State’s office. You may contact them at http://notary.sos.state.mn.us/ or by phone at 651-296-2803 or 877-551-6767 (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Once you receive your notary commission, you are required to register your commission with our office either in person or by mail. You must be a resident of St. Louis County or a nonresident notary having a residence in Douglas County, Wisconsin. To record in person, you may stop in our office located in the St. Louis County Courthouse, 100 North Fifth Avenue West, Room 101, Duluth, MN 55802.
Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, exclusive of major holidays. You will need to bring your notary commission and a filing fee of $20.00 payable by check, money order or cash. Checks are made payable to the St. Louis County Recorder.
To record by mail, please include your: 1) Notary commission with signatures as requested on the appropriate lines (one EXACTLY as it appears on the Commission, and the other in the style that you would normally sign your name when notarizing a document); 2) A filing fee of $20 payable to the St. Louis County Recorder by check or money order.
Mail the commission along with the payment to: St. Louis County Recorder, Attn: Notary, P.O. Box 157, Duluth, MN 55801-0157. We will record your notary commission and return it to you at the address listed on the commission along with a receipt.