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Notary Public Application

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  • 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 date.
  • 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.
  • Morris County filing fee for the oath of office is $15.00 payable by check or cash.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • 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.The Clerk's office can secure your Legislator's signature on receipt of the completed application along with the check or money order for $25.00 ,made payable to the State Treasurer and mail to the Clerk's office at M.C. Clerk, P.O. Box 315 , Morristown NJ 07963-0315. All endorsed applications and renewals, accompanied by a check or money order for $25.00, payable to the State Treasurer, are 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 completed.

Fill out the Notary Public Application (either partially or completely) and then print it using your browser's Print Feature.

 

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