Free or Low-Cost Places to Get Your Conscientious Objection Form Notarized
By law, Minnesota parents/guardians who do not want their child immunized must submit a signed notarized statement to their child's school or child care facility.
To do this, you may either:
- Use the MDH form for early childhood programs, child care, or school, which has a place for a parent's/guardian's
signature and the notary's stamp, or
- Make your own form stating your conscientious objection to specific
immunization(s) and sign it and have it notarized.
Note: The parent/guardian must sign the form in front of the notary.
Many places will notarize documents. Those listed below will do it for free or for a minimal cost such as $1.
- School District Offices. Most, if not all, school district offices
have a notary on staff who will notarize school-related documents for
free. For information on your school district office, go to the Minnesota
Department of Education (MDE) website. Many individual schools
also have a notary who will notarize school-related document for free.
Call your local school to find out if they notarize.
- Banks. Most banks will notarize a customer's document for free. If
there is a charge, it is usually very minimal, such as $1. Call your
bank for specific information.
- County Government Centers. All counties should have a notary on staff.
Some are free and others charge a minimal cost. Call your local
government center for specific information.
- Local City Hall or City Manager. Some city offices have notaries on
staff and will notarize documents for free. Call your city hall or city
manager, for specific information. For the address and phone number
for your city, go to the Northstar listing of city
- Businesses. Many businesses have notaries and will notarize their employees’ documents for free. Check with the human resource or finance office where you work.
MDH obtained this information by conducting a random sample of these
types of institutions.