Notary Public

To become a Notary Public in Minnesota, you must first apply to the Office of Minnesota Secretary of State. Once approved, a Notary Commission card will be issued to you.  Next, you must register your Notary Public Commission with the county in which you reside.

When you register with the county, make sure to bring your state Issued Notary Card.  A $20 registration fee is also required.  Make checks payable to Brown County Treasurer. You may pay by cash, check, or credit card.


Contact Recorder

Located on the 2nd floor of the Brown County Courthouse

Office Hours: 8 am to 4:30 pm
Recording of Papers until 4:30 pm
Passport Processing until 4:00 pm

14 S State St
PO Box 248
New Ulm, MN 56073

Telephone: (507) 233-6653
Fax: (507) 233-6668

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Hours: 8am to 4:30pm
(most offices)

Courthouse Address:
14 S State St
New Ulm, MN 56073