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State Information for New Mexico

New Mexico Notary Public Commission Requirements and Information

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

Notary Commission Qualifications
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 the English language.

How to Apply
See detailed information including applicable fees, on the website of the New Mexico Secretary of State: http://www.sos.state.nm.us/Business_Services/Notary_Division.aspx

Term of Office
4 Year Term

Notary Education and/or Exam Requirement
Not Required

Notary Bond Requirement
$10,000 Notary Bond 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 on oath or affirmation;
witness or attest signatures;
issue protests (limited circumstances);
certify copies; and
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

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

$3.00 per document

Phone Number
(800) 477-3632

Further Information

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

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