Notary Services

General Information

The U Card Office offers notary services by appointment and in-person only at our Coffman office. Notary services are free to University community members (must show your U Card at the time of notarization). You may make an appointment, as well as learn the answers to frequently asked questions below. You may bring up to two (2) documents for each appointment booked.

Questions may be addressed to [email protected]

Running late?

The U Card Office notary service does not offer "Buffer" time - if you run late to your notary appointment, your appointment is considered canceled. 


The U Card Office notary service reserves the right to cancel appointments for any reason and will notify you via your University email address as soon as possible. If you need to cancel an appointment, please email [email protected] as soon as possible.

Types of Documents

Most documents can be notarized. All documents must be filled in completely - blank spaces will be crossed at the time of notarization. The U Card Office Notary reserves the right to deny a document at any time and for any reason. Wait to sign your document(s) until your notary appointment.

The U Card Notary does not offer services for:

  • Birth, marriage, and death certificates and copies of them
  • Wills and trusts
  • Certifying translated materials

Frequently Asked Questions

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Can you notarize a copy of a document?

Yes - photocopies are able to be notarized as long as all text is clear. You must bring the original document in addition to the photocopy. The U Card Office will not make or provide photocopies. This service is not available for documents not in English.

I am not a University Community Member, can I still have a document notarized?

No. The U Card Notary Service is provided exclusively for University members.

Additional information

The U Card Office notary is not an attorney and connot provide legal advice or assist in completing forms. Notaries are covered under several Minnesota state statutes, including Chapters 357, 358, 359, and 609. For more information about Minnesota Notaries, visit the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website.