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New Mexico Notary Information

(Information from the New Mexico Secretary of State website)

Notary Public Act (Effective July 1, 2003)

* For notary public applying for a renewal commission, Section 14-12A-6, NMSA 1978, reads”…a notary public may be reappointed upon making application in the same manner as required for an original application.”

  1. Notary Public Basics Training Video
  2. Information for Notary Public
  3. Notary Public Law
  4. Notarial Definitions
  5. FAQ’s
  6. Precautions
  7. Reminders
  8. How to perform a notarization
  9. View Sample Notarial Certificates
  10. View Sample Notarial Certificates in Spanish
  11. Fee Schedule
  12. Apostilles and Certificates of Appointment
  13. Apostilles and Certification of Appointment (en Español)
  14. New Mexico Notary Public Handbook
  15. Notary Education Resources:

    DISCLAIMER: The notary organizations listed below are provided merely as a quick reference for those interested in pursuing training, membership, educational materials or notary supplies. It is not the intention of the Secretary of State to exclude any organization not specifically mentioned and it should be noted that thesequick references as listed below, are not the only resources of the kind available. It is therefore strongly recommended that individuals with such interests thoroughly research the specifics of available entities to obtain the full spectrum of their available options.


    The following forms and instructions are in Adobe PDF format and require an Adobe Acrobat Reader to be read. If you do not already have a copy loaded onto your computer, a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader is available free for various platforms (PC, MAC, Unix, etc.). To download a free copy click Adobe.

    If you are not able to download PDF’s, try the following instructions:

    Right click on link, save target as and save in default folder. Go to default folder where document was saved. Open PDF and document will display.

  16. Application and Instructions for becoming a notary public*

    * For notary public applying for a renewal commission, Section 14-12A-6, NMSA 1978, reads”…a notary public may be reappointed upon making application in the same manner as required for an original  application.”

  17. Notary Public Name Change Application For your convenience forms are fillable!
  18. Notary Public Change of Address Form
  19. Notary Public Request For Duplicate Certificate of Appointment
  20. Notary Information for all States
  21. e-Notarization
  22. Notary Public Complaint Process

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