Notary Registration

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​



You must:​
• 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 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 Notarized Certificate of Filing Notary Commission form (WITH ORIGINAL SIGNATURES), check and SASE to:​​​​

​Wright County ​Recorder's Office​​
​3650 Braddock Avenue NE, Suite 1500
​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.

Additional information

​•  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

​Find a Notary in Minnesota

Notary Certificate​

​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

​Please contact the Wright County Recorder's Office at  Phone: 763.682.7357 (press 3) with any questions.