What does it mean to have an application notarized?
It means that your act of signing the application is witnessed by a notary public. The notary will ask you for identification to ensure that you are who you say you are and not an imposter. Notaries are not responsible for the accuracy of your application.
What is a notary public?
A notary is a responsible person licensed by the Minnesota Secretary of State to witness the signing of important documents.
Where can I find a notary public?
Look in the yellow pages of the telephone directory under notaries public. Additionally, mail-box shops, copy services, and banks often provide Notary services to the public. There may be a notary public available to employees at your place of employment.
Where can I find more information about notaries public?
The Minnesota Secretary of State commissions Minnesota's notaries public. Please visit their web site to find information on what it means to be a notary, how to obtain a commission, how to check on a notary's commission status, and how to file a complaint against an individual notary.