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Renewing your Commission has never been easier. All of your State's Contact Information is listed for your reference and review. Scroll down and you will find your State's Qualifications and easy to follow Application Procedures.

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Because the qualifications and requirements are different for each state, use the "Select another State" menu above for information specific to becoming a Notary Public in that State.

Contact Information:

State Contact: Office of the Secretary of State
Appointing Authority: Secretary of State

Contact:
Office of the Secretary of State
State Capitol North Annex
Suite 300
Santa Fe, NM 87503

Telephone: 505-827-3600 or 800-477-3632
E-Mail: nm.notary@state.nm.us
Website: www.sos.state.nm.us/Business_Services/Notary_Division.aspx

Qualifications

Applicants for the office of notary public must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be a resident of New Mexico
  • Be able to read and write the English language
  • Not have plead guilty or nolo contendre to a felony or been convicted of a felony
  • Not have had a Notary Public commission revoked during the past five years

Term of Office
4 years

Appointment
Governor

Notary Education
Recommended - not required

Notary Exam
Not required

Study Course
"Notary Public Education Course"
FREE when you purchase a Notary Supply Package at The Notary's Store

Bond
$10,000 (Ordered before filing your application)

Seal of Office
Rubber Stamp Seal with reproducible ink required by state law, or Embossing Seal

Notary Journal
Officially recommended by the state

E & O insurance
Not required - Errors and Omissions Insurance is recommended for notary protection


Application Procedures

New and Renewing Notary Packages
New and Renewing Notary Packages
Renewing Notary Packages do not come with a notary journal

Our New and Renewal Notary Packages DO NOT include your required $10,000 New Mexico Notary Bond which includes a voucher for a $5,000 notary errors and omissions insurance policy. The State of New Mexico requires purchasing your notary bond, which you will need to send along with your notary application.

Step 1: Order your Official Notary Supplies from The Notary's Store but you will need to order your notary bond separately.

Please visit The Notary's Store you will be entering the New Mexico section for your official notary supplies. We offer a New Notary Supply Package and a Renewing Notary Supply Package which includes your New Mexico Notary Seal/Stamp, New Mexico Notary Journal,and other needed notary supplies at a special reduced price, but you will need to order your required $10,000 New Mexico Notary Bond separately. New Mexico law does not require a notary to keep a record of his/her official acts, but it is recommended to do so. A record book will offer an excellent way of recalling past notarial acts. If a notary is called upon to testify in court, a record book may help establish what actually took place. also available in the online store, was specifically designed for this purpose and contains many elements not available in other registers. To order, enter the required information and scroll down through the page to locate the notary packages, or purchase your notary seal/stamp separately, and follow the instructions through checkout. Once you have your official bond you may proceed with step 2.

Note: An Errors and Omissions Insurance Policy does not replace a bond, but will help to repay the bonding company if a claim is ever made. Errors and Omissions is not required by law, but may be purchased as it protects the notary public and pays for any charges the notary might owe for legal fees and costs should the notary be sued.

Step 2: Download and complete the New Mexico Notary Public Application

New Mexico Notary Public Application

Download the application and complete it according to the instructions provided. When you have completed the application check it over for accuracy, as any errors or omissions in the application can result in a delay in processing or an outright rejection of the application. When you are confident the application is complete and correct mail it, your surety bond and a check or money or in the amount of $20.00 made payable to the "Secretary of State" to the following address:

Secretary of State
325 Don Gaspar
Suite 300
Santa Fe, NM 87503

If the application is accepted, the Governor will appoint you as a notary public for a period of four (4) years. You may not perform notarial acts until you receive your certificate of appointment from the office of the Secretary of State.


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