To Notarize in Wright County, you must first apply for a notary with the Minnesota Secretary of State, and then file your commission at the Wright County Recorder's Office.
File your commission
• Be a Wright County resident
• Have been approved and received your commission from the Minnesota Secretary of State
How to File
In-Person at the Wright County Recorder's Office
• Bring either the Notary Public Commission Certificate you received or the version you printed out, UNSIGNED.
• $20.00 fee (Cash, Check or Credit Card*)
• Driver's license or State ID card
Print the Certificate of Filing - Notary Commission Form
• Place your Notary Public Commission Certificate face up in the designated area on the form
• Make a copy of the form with your Certificate on it.
• Sign BOTH your Notary Public Commission Certificate and the copied form (in front of a notary) in the two designated locations.
o First signature should match the name on your Notary Public Commission Certificate
o Second signature should be a customary (normal/usual) signature
PHOTOCOPIES OF SIGNATURES ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE
• Have your signatures on the certificate of filing Notary Commission form notarized.
• Include a self-addressed stamped #10 envelope for the return of the filed Notary Public Commission Certificate
• Include $20.00 fee (Check made payable to: Wright County Recorder)
• Mail your Notary Public Commission Certificate, Notarized Certificate of Filing Notary Commission form (BOTH WITH ORIGINAL SIGNATURES), check and SASE to:
Wright County Recorder's Office
10 2nd St NW Room 210
Buffalo MN 55313
• $20.00 - We accept cash and check. Please make check payable to Wright County Recorder. Credit Cards accepted in-person*.
*Additional fees apply when paying with a credit card.
• You must register and file your commission in your county-of-residence.
• When notarizing, your signature must be consistent with the one on file in Wright County.
• Request a commission card or login and print your certificate on the Minnesota Secretary of State Notary Public website.
Apply to become a notary with the Minnesota Secretary of State
A notary certificate authenticates and validates a notary public's signature. It is not the same as an apostille or secretarial certificate which are available through the Minnesota Secretary of State.
What do I need to know?
• A notary certificate can only be issued if the notary commission filing was done in Wright County.
• You must present the document needing verification at the time of your request.
• $5 per document