State Information for New Jersey

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New Jersey Notary Requirements and Information

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New Jersey Notary Commission Qualifications
Notary applicants must:
• be at least 18 years old;
• be a resident of the state of New Jersey or a resident of a bordering state that is regularly employed in the state of New Jersey;
• not have been convicted of a crime under the laws of any state or the United States, for an offense 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 Division of Revenue:

Appointing Officer
State Treasurer.

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
Not required. If the Notary does not use a stamp (or embossing seal), his/her name and commission expiration date must be printed or typed on the certificate.

Authorized Duties
• Oaths/affirmations;
• acknowledgments and proofs (limited circumstances);
• execute jurats;
• certify safe deposit box contents;
• note protests.

Change of Name, Address or Eligibility Status
See detailed information on the website of the New Jersey Division of Revenue:

Contact Information for the State of New Jersey

State of New Jersey Notary Website

State of New Jersey Notary Manual

State of New Jersey Online Notary Search

Phone Number
(609) 292-0642

Mailing Address
NJ Division of Revenue
Business Support Services/Notary Section
P.O. Box 452
Trenton, NJ 08646

Apostille Certification Information

Phone Number
(609) 292-0642

Further Information

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Information on this page is provided with the understanding that the user is solely responsible for his/her knowledge of notarial law, procedures and practices. The information contained on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. All information is subject to change without notice and therefore is provided “as is,” free of warranty of any kind. Last updated August 2020.

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