File your commission Qualifications You must: Be a Hennepin County resident Have been approved and received your commission from the Minnesota Secretary of State Application process If you have an old notary public commission certificate (sample PDF); print and use this Certificate of filing notary commission (PDF) form. If you have a new notary public commission certificate (sample PDF); print and use this Certificate of filing notary commission (PDF) form. Place your notary public commission card face up in the designated area on the form (old commission placement sample PDF or new commission placement sample PDF). Make a copy of the form with your card on it. Sign the form (in front of notary) in the designated locations twice (1. Signature matching name on Notary commission certificate. 2. Normal signature) Have your signatures on the Notary commission filing form notarized. Submit form Include a self-addressed stamped #10 envelope for the return OR an additional $1.50 handling fee. Drop off Put your form and payment at one of our drop off locations. Mail in Mail your original copy with signatures and check to: Director of licensing – Vital records Hennepin County Government Center 300 S Sixth St, MC-026 Minneapolis, MN 55487-0026 Processing times Regular processing Orders will be processed in 2–3 weeks of receipt. Faster processing Orders will be processed in 5–7 business days of receipt You must include an additional $20 and write "Expedite" on the envelope If you cannot use a mail in or drop off, the in person application process is: Gather items listed above. Schedule an appointment. Order status If it's been over four (4) weeks since you ordered use our vital records order inquiry form. Fee $20 (Additional $1.50 if you don't include a self-addressed stamped #10 envelope) Payment options 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 Hennepin County. Request a commission card or login and print your certificate on the Minnesota Secretary of State Notary Public website.