State Information for New Hampshire

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New Hampshire Notary Requirements and Information

New Hampshire Notary Commission Qualifications
Notary applicants must:
• be at least 18 years old;
• be a resident of the state of New Hampshire OR a resident of a bordering state (Maine, Massachusetts or Vermont) who has primary employment in the state of New Hampshire AND is also a registered Notary public in their state of residence;
• sign a written statement under oath as to whether he/she has ever been convicted of a crime that has not been annulled by a court, other than minor traffic violations;
• have an endorsement by two notaries and one registered voter of New Hampshire.
• complete a Criminal Record Release Authorization Form.

How to Apply to Become a New Hampshire Notary
See detailed information including applicable fees, on the website of the New Hampshire Secretary of State:

Appointing Officer
Secretary of State.

Term of Office
5 year term.

Notary Education and/or Exam Requirement
Not required.

Notary Bond Requirement
Not required.

Notary Recordbook (Journal) Requirement
Not required.

Notary Seal Requirement
Ink stamp or embossing seal required, paper notarial acts.

Authorized Duties
• Oaths/affirmations;
• verification upon oath/affirmation (jurats);
• acknowledgments and proofs;
• witness or attest signatures;
• certify or attest copies;
• observe safe deposit box openings;
• take depositions;
• note protests.

Contact Information for the State of New Hampshire

State of New Hampshire Notary Website

State of New Hampshire Notary Public Manual

Phone Number
(603) 271-3242

Mailing Address
Secretary of State’s Office
107 North Main Street, State House Room 204
Concord, NH 03301

Apostille Certification Information

Phone Number
(603) 271-3242

Further Information

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