How to Become a New Hampshire Notary


How to Become a Notary Public in New Hampshire

  1. Complete the Online New Hampshire Notary Training Course (Not Required to Become a New Hampshire Notary)
  2. The application is obtained from the Secretary of State's Office. You may request an application the following ways:  Call 271-3242 OR mail your request in writing to: Secretary of State's Office, State House, Room 204, Concord, N.H. 03301 OR email your request to: elections@sos.state.nh.us   OR download the NEW application AND criminal release form. DO NOT use this form as a renewal. See below for renewal information.
  3. Complete the application and the State Police Records Check Form and return them both to the Secretary of State's Office with the  fee. Your application will be treated as follows:

    The State Police Records Check Form will be submitted to the Department of Safety;

    Your application will be submitted to the Governor and Executive Council for nomination;

    Your application will be submitted to the Governor and Executive Council for appointment.

    This process will take 8-10 weeks.

  4. AFTER COMMISSIONED BY GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL Your commission as a notary public will be for 5 years from the date the Governor and Council confirm your appointment. The date of appointment will be indicated on your commission. Within a week after appointment by the Governor and Executive Council you will receive your commission, oath, index card, and other information from the Secretary of States' office.
  5. You must: Sign and take your oath of office in the presence of two notaries public OR two justices of the peace OR one notary public and one justice of the peace. Those who sign your oath should also sign your commission. Return the oath to the secretary of state's office as soon as possible. Unless we have your oath on file, we cannot certify that you are qualified as a notary.
  6. Keep the commission for your records.
  7. Sign the index card as required and mail to the Superior Court of the county in which you reside.

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    2018 ID Checking Guide, U.S. & Canada Edition

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    2018 ID Checking Guide, U.S. & Canada Edition

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    Driver's license and I.D. checking guide. A notary public should own a copy of the I.D. Checking Guide to use when verifying in- and out-of-state identification.
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    Gold Foil Stickers

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    Notary Records Journal

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    MOJO: Modern Journal of Notarial Events

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    MOJO: Modern Journal of Notarial Events

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    Keeping a notary journal is required by law in 16 states and strongly recommended in the rest.

    A journal is an important chronicle of your notarial actions and can help protect you in the event of future legal proceedings. The Modern Journal meets all state requirements and contains room for nearly 500 entries, with multiple notarizations per entry. Other features include:

    - 128 numbered heavy-weight pages
    - tamper-proof binding and sewn construction
    - time-saving checkboxes
    - complete instructions

    Every attempt has been made to strike the perfect balance between quality and economy - we hope you'll agree.

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    Classic Journal of Notarial Events

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    $16.00$19.00
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    Loan Signing Agent Certification Course

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    New Hampshire Notary Online Course

    New Hampshire Notary Course
    New Hampshire Notary Course

    New Hampshire Notary Online Course

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    • State-Specific Notary Laws and Information
    • 2.5 Hours+ of Streaming On-Demand Video Instruction
    • 12 Months of Unlimited Access
    • Immediate access to Proof of Completion Certificate (PDF)
    • Course forums to receive updates, ask questions and interact with other students
    *This is a single-user, limited license. For multiple students please contact us.
    $99.95 $49.95
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    New Hampshire Notary Stamp

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    Choose your desired New Hampshire notary stamp type below. Start by choosing the stamp type, then stamp color, then ink color. Not all notary stamps offer all options.

    $17.00$28.95
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    New Hampshire Notary Embosser

    New Hampshire Notary Embosser

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    Choose your desired New Hampshire notary embosser type and color below. Start by choosing the embosser type, then embosser color. Not all notary embossers offer all color options.
    $24.95$32.00
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    New Hampshire Notary Acknowledgment Stamp

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    New Hampshire Notary Jurat Stamp

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    Embosser Impression Inker

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New Hampshire Notary Requirements


Commission Term: 5 years
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: Resident
Stamp/Seal: Stamp or Embosser
Journal: Recommended
Application Fee: $75
Eligibility: No criminal convictions (other than minor traffic violations)
Other: Be able to read and write English


Address:
Secretary of State’s Office
107 North Main Street, State House Room 204
Concord, NH 03301

Phone: (603) 271-3242
Email: administration@sos.nh.gov

Important New Hampshire Notary Links

New Hampshire State Website
New Hampshire Notary Application
New Hampshire Notary Handbook



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