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State Information for New Hampshire

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New Hampshire Notary Public Commission Requirements and Information

Appointing Officer
Governor - appoints notaries.
Secretary of State - maintains records, regulates.

Notary Commission Qualifications
Applicants must:
be at least 18 years old;
be a resident of New Hampshire;
have two endorsements by New Hampshire notaries and one endorsement by a registered voter;
complete a State Police Records Check Form; and
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.

How to Apply
See detailed information including applicable fees, on the website of the New Hampshire Secretary of State: http://www.sos.nh.gov/notary.html

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

Authorized Duties
take acknowledgments;
administer oaths and affirmations;
take verifications upon oath or affirmation;
certify or attest copies;
take depositions;
witness or attest signatures;
observe safe deposit box openings; and
execute protests.

Change of Name, Address or Eligibility Status
See detailed information on the website of the New Hampshire Secretary of State: http://www.sos.nh.gov/notary.html

Contact Information for the State of New Hampshire

State Notary Website

State of New Hampshire Online Notary Handbook

Phone Number
(603) 271-3242

Mailing Address
Office of the Secretary of State
State House, Room 204
107 North Main St
Concord, NH 03301

Apostille Certification Information

$10.00 per certificate

Phone Number
(603) 271-3242

Further Information

This information was compiled by the American Society of Notaries Copyright 2017
Last Updated NOVEMBER 2012

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