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Become a New Hampshire Notary Public

The Governor in the State of New Hampshire, with the Executive Council's consent and advice, is the one who appoints notaries public in New Hampshire. For those applying for the first time, it is important to review first the New Hampshire Notary Public Manual.

Requirements to become a notary public in New Hampshire:

  1. A New Hampshire resident
  2. At least 18 years old
  3. No major convictions
  4. Able to read and write English

Steps to become a New Hampshire Notary Public:

1. Complete the Notary Public Application Form and Criminal Record Release Authorization Form. Read and follow the instructions carefully.

2. Prepare a fee of $75.00 via check made payable to "Treasurer, State of New Hampshire".

3. Submit all the required forms and fee to:

State of New Hampshire

Department of State

State House - Room 204

Concord, NH 03301

4. The Secretary of State's Office will forward your application to the Governor and Executive Council for nomination; and the criminal release form to the Department of Safety.

5. Once the Governor and Executive Council confirmed your appointment, the Secretary of State's office will send the notary public commission and other important information to you.

Term of Office

After appointment by the New Hampshire Governor, each notary public in New Hampshire is given a term of five (5) years in office.

New Hampshire Notary Fees

As a notary public in New Hampshire, these are the fees for notarial services and other notarial acts:

Acknowledgments

$10 per certification

Jurats

$10 per certification / oath

Oaths & Affirmations

$10 per act

Depositions

$5-$50 per Deposition

Witnessing or Attesting Signatures

$10 per act

Protests

$10 per act

Find a Notary in New Hampshire

If you are searching for a notary in New Hampshire, try using FindNotary. We have the largest directory for notary public, mobile notaries, and notary services for New Hampshire and the entire United States.

Resources:

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  3. New Hampshire Notary Seals and Supplies

For more information on how to become a New Hampshire Notary, visit the New Hampshire Notary Public website at http://www.sos.nh.gov/notary.html. You can also contact them at (603) 271-3242, or visit their office at State House, Room 204, Concord, New Hampshire 03301.

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