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Online Notary in Minnesota

Online Notary, also called remote online notarization (RON), is a virtual service that allows you to notarize your legal documents in Minnesota and anywhere else in the United States. 

Notarizing your documents adds validity to your legal documents. LawDepot’s Online Notary service is convenient, secure, and affordable. Simply use your web device’s camera and microphone to connect with a notary public. 

Online notarization is also known as:

  • Digital notarization
  • Virtual notarization

Yes, using an Online Notary to notarize documents in Minnesota has been legal since 2019, due to MN Senate File 893. In fact, Minnesota was the seventh state to permit remote online notarization

The ability for Minnesotans to access online notaries is also supported by:

  1. The Full Faith and Credit Clause: All US states must respect notarizations completed in every other state. So, for instance, if a Minnesota resident gets their document notarized by a notary public in a different state, the notarization is considered valid under Minnesota law.
  2. Minnesota Statutes 358 and 359: These two statutes outline Minnesota’s regulations around notaries, seals, oaths, and acknowledgments. Specifically, §358.645 lays out all the regulations for online notarizations. Minnesota law also recognizes notarial acts conducted in other states

"Remote online notarization" versus "e-notarization" in Minnesota

Minnesota clearly distinguishes between Remote Notarial Acts and Electronic Notarial Acts. Let’s break it down:

  • eNotarization (or electronic notarization) refers to when a notarization is conducted on an electronic document using an electronic signature. This can occur either online or in person
  • On the other hand, remote online notarization is when the entire notarization process is conducted through the internet and uses digital tools and a live audio-video call.

What documents can be notarized online in Minnesota?

Documents that Minnesota residents can notarize include:

With LawDepot’s Online Notary, our notary publics can provide you with the following notarial services:

  • An acknowledgement is when you declare to the notary your willingness to sign a document.
  • A jurat is when you swear or affirm in front of the notary that the contents of a document are truthful.

How much does LawDepot's Online Notary cost in Minnesota?

LawDepot’s Online Notary costs $25 for the first seal and $10 for each additional seal. Notary fees in Minnesota are governed by Minnesota Statue §357.17.

What documents cannot be notarized online in Minnesota?

You cannot notarize the following documents in Minnesota with LawDepot’s Online Notary:

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