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State Information for New Jersey

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New Jersey Notary Public Requirements and Information

Appointing Officer
State Treasurer

Notary Commission Qualifications
Applicants must:
be at least 18 years old;
be a resident of New Jersey or a resident of an adjoining state who is regularly employed in the state of New Jersey; and
not have been convicted of a crime involving dishonesty, or a crime of the first or second degree.

How to Apply to become a New Jersey Notary
See detailed information including applicable fees, on the website of the New Jersey Department of Treasury: http://www.nj.gov/treasury/revenue/dcr/programs/notary.shtml

Term of Office
5 Year Term

Notary Education and/or Exam Requirement
Not Required

New Jersey Notary Seal Requirement
Not Required (OPTIONAL, but recommended)

Notary Bond Requirement
Not Required

Notary Recordbook (Journal) Requirement
Not Required

Authorized Duties
take acknowledgments, and proofs (limited circumstances);
administer oaths and affirmations;
execute jurats;
execute protests; and
assist in the opening of a safe deposit box.

Change of Name, Address or Eligibility Status
See detailed information on the website of the New Jersey Department of Treasury: http://www.nj.gov/treasury/revenue/dcr/geninfo/notarymanual.shtml#WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A NOTARY CHANGES HIS/HER NAME OR

Contact Information for the State of New Jersey

State Notary Website

State of New Jersey Online Notary Search

State of New Jersey Online Notary Handbook

Phone Number
(609) 292-0642

Mailing Address
Division of Revenue
Notary Public Unit
PO Box 452
Trenton, NJ 08646-0452

Apostille Certification Information

$25.00 per standard document
$5.00 per adoption document

Phone Number
(609) 633-8257

Further Information

This information was compiled by the American Society of Notaries Copyright 2018
Last Updated MARCH 2017

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