To become a notary public in New Mexico, a person must:
- be a resident of New Mexico;
- be at least 18 years of age;
- be able to read and write the English language;
- not have plead guilty or nolo contendre to a felony or been convicted of a felony; and
- not have had a Notary Public commission revoked during the past five years.
- Download the New Mexico notary application and instructions
- Affirm that the applicant meets the qualifications set out above.
- Order a seal or rubber stamp from an office supply store.
- purchase a $10,000 New Mexico Notary Bond* which can be purchased from an insurance company
- Applications must be completed in black ink only and without background colors of any type.
- Complete the application using the applicant’s last name and first or middle name, plus an initial or additional name, if desired, or last name and two initials.
- Have two New Mexico residents sign the form attesting to the applicant’s good moral character.
- The applicant takes the oath before a Notary Public or other person authorized to administer oaths.
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Return the completed application, surety bond, power of attorney, and a check or money order in the amount of $20.00 payable to:
Secretary of State
325 Don Gaspar, Suite 300
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87503
Toll-free: (800) 477-3632