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State Information for New Mexico

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New Mexico Notary Requirements and Information

New Mexico Notary Commission Qualifications
Notary applicants must:
• be at least 18 years old;
• be a resident of New Mexico;
• not have had a notary commission revoked within 5 years of the date applying;
• not have pled guilty or nolo contendere or have been convicted of a felony; and
• be able to read and write English.

How to Apply to Become a New Mexico Notary
See detailed information including applicable fees, on the website of the New Mexico Secretary of State: https://www.sos.state.nm.us/notary-and-apostille/notary-commissions/become-a-notary/

Term of Office
4 Year Term

Appointing Officer
Governor - appoints notaries.
Secretary of State - provides ministerial functions including notary application processing, maintaining records.

Notary Education and/or Exam Requirement
Not Required

Notary Bond Requirement
$10,000 Notary Bond Required

Notary Recordbook (Journal) Requirement
Not Required, but strongly recommended.

Notary Seal Requirement
Ink Stamp or Embossing Seal Required, paper notarial acts.
Electronic Seal Required, electronic notarial acts.

Authorized Duties
• take acknowledgments;
• administer oaths and affirmations;
• take jurats;
• copy certifications;
• perform other duties as provided by law.

Change of Name, Address or Eligibility Status
See detailed information on the website of the New Mexico Secretary of State: http://www.sos.state.nm.us/Business_Services/Notary_Division.aspx

Contact Information for the State of New Mexico

State Notary Website

State of New Mexico Online Notary Handbook

State of New Mexico Online Notary Search

Phone Number
(505) 827-3600
(800) 477-3632

Mailing Address
Office of the Secretary of State
Notary Division
325 Don Gaspar, Suite 300
Santa Fe, NM 87503

Apostille Certification Information

Phone Number
(505) 827-3600

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 July 2019.

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