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Become a New Mexico Notary Public

The New Mexico Secretary of State is the one responsible for appointing and commissioning notaries public in the State of New Mexico. As a first time notary public candidate, you are required to review first the New Mexico Notary Public Handbook.

Requirements to become a notary public in New Mexico:

  1. A New Mexico resident
  2. At least 18 years of age
  3. Able to read and write English
  4. Never been convicted of felony

Steps to become a New Mexico Notary Public:

1. Complete the New Mexico Notary Application Form. Read and follow the instructions carefully.

2. Obtain a surety bond in the amount of $10,000 from a surety or insurance company.

3. Prepare a $20.00 application fee via check or money order made payable to "Secretary of State".

4. Mail all the required documents and application fee to:

Secretary of State

325 Don Gaspar - Suite 300

Santa Fe, NM 87503

5. Once your application is approved, the Secretary of State's Office will send a Certificate of Appointment to you.

Term of Office

The Secretary of State grants a four-year term to each appointed notary public in New Mexico.

New Mexico Notary Fees

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





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For more information on how to become a New Mexico Notary, visit the New Mexico Notary Public website at You can also contact them at (505) 827-3600, or visit their office at State Capitol North Annex, Suite 300, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87503.

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