A Minnesota notary acknowledgment is a form that proves the authenticity and validity of someone’s signature. The acknowledgment form is filled out by a notary public, who’s responsible for verifying the signer’s identity and ensuring that they understand what they’re signing. An acknowledgment form includes the date, the signer’s name, the location of acknowledgment, and the notary public’s signature and commission information (official title, commission expiration date).
The commission of a notary public is valid for 5 years after the date it was issued (§ 359.02).
Is Online Notarization Legal in Minnesota?
Yes. Minnesota passed a law through Senate File 893 (effective January 1, 2019) to allow the performance of online notarial acts using remote communication technology. To perform online notarizations, the notary must:
- Register with the Secretary of State by filing a Remote Online Notarization Application (see Remote Notary How-Tos for more information).
- Be physically located in Minnesota at the time of notarization.
Statute: § 358.645
Minnesota Remote Notary Acknowledgment Form (for signer outside U.S.) – If the signer is located outside the United States, this notarial certificate should be used to acknowledge their signature remotely.
MINNESOTA NOTARY ACKNOWLEDGMENT
State of Minnesota
County of [COUNTY]
This instrument was acknowledged before me on [MM/DD/YYYY] by [NAME OF SIGNER(S)].
Signature of Notarial Officer: ________________________
Title and Rank: [NOTARY’S TITLE AND RANK]
My Commission Expires: [MM/DD/YYYY]