- All applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
- All commissions are for a statutory term of five years and must
be renewed during the period three months prior to the expiration
- Once your application has been accepted for filing by the Secretary
of State, you will be sent a qualifying form and a revised identification
certificate. You must then take an oath of office before the New
Jersey county clerk of the county in which you reside if you are
a New Jersey resident, or the county in which you work as a nonresident,
within three months of the commission date. Failure to do so cancels
the appointment. The $25.00 fee is not refundable.
- A Notary Public must notify, in writing, the Department of Treasury
and the County where he or she qualified, of any change of name
or address before signing his or her name to any document which
he or she is authorized to sign as a Notary Public.
- Please fill in all the information on the form. Please indicate
whether this is an initial application or a renewal. The signature
of the applicant should be the same as used when notarizing
documents. All applications and renewals must be endorsed by
a State Senator or Assemblyman after he or she has examined
the form. All applications and renewals, accompanied by a check
or money order for $25.00, payable to the State Treasurer,
should be mailed to the NOTARY PUBLIC SECTION, DEPARTMENT OF
STATE, P. O. BOX 452, TRENTON, NJ 08625. Facts stated in the
application or renewal are regarded as if made under oath and
a false statement will be cause for revocation of the applicant's
commission. Further, the applicant acknowledges that he or she
is familiar with the Notary law of this state and, if appointed
and commissioned as a Notary Public, will perform faithfully,
to the best of his or her ability, all notarial acts in accordance
with the law.
- Your application will be rejected if all 11 boxes are not
out the Notary Public Application (either partially
or completely) and then print it using your browser's