St. Louis County office buildings will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.

Notary Commission


To become a Notary Public or renew your commission, you must first apply through the Secretary of State's office or by phone at 651-296-2803 or 877-551-6767 (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Central Standard Time).

Once you receive your notary commission, you are required to register your commission with the county where you reside.  If you are not a Minnesota resident, you may register in any Minnesota county. Registration in St. Louis County may be done either in person or by mail.

Notary Registration by Mail

To register by mail, please include your: 
  • Notary commission with your signature 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. 
  • A filing fee of $20 payable to the St. Louis County Recorder by check or money order.  Mail to:  St. Louis County Recorder, Attn:  Notary, P.O. Box 157, Duluth, MN  55801-0157.  The registered notary commission will be returned to you at the address on the notary commission along with a receipt. 


Notary Registration in Person

To register in person, you may stop in the 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. Central Standard Time, Monday through Friday, excluding 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.