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How to Become a Maine Notary


As a notary public in the State of Maine, you have UNLIMITED financial liability on EVERY document you notarize. You do not want to take the office of Notary Public lightly. The Maine Online Notary Course is the fastest, easiest and most affordable way for you to learn what to do and how to protect yourself as a notary. Whether you are a new or current notary public, you should spend some time learning the laws. It’s less expensive than an attorney consult!

Interactive Maine Notary Course Features:

Video Instruction

We use the power of the internet to bring an instructor right into your computer. The instructor will teach and reinforce the materials to help you retain and connect with it. We even provide you detailed instructions on how to obtain your commission! The video can be accessed at any time, from any computer, tablet or phone with internet access. Plus, you can re-watch the videos as many times as you like.

Immediate Access – No Delays!

Because we value your time, upon receipt of your payment, you will IMMEDIATELY be granted with access to your notary course. You can start your Maine notary training in just a few minutes!

Instant Access

Social Interaction

Your course includes a social forum to ask questions and receive responses from your instructor and other students in a classroom-style discussion.

Instant Access to Your Proof of Completion Certificate

After completing the course, you will have access to a Proof of Completion Certificate. Display it proudly to show you take your notary commission seriously and that you are well-trained in the laws and procedures of Maine notaries public.

How to Become a Notary Public in Maine

  1. Complete the Online Maine Notary Training Course (not required)

  2. Download and read through the Maine Notary and Book and Resource Guide.

  3. In the presence of a Notary Public, the applicant shall attest that the information contained in the application is accurate and the answers were completed by the applicant. The applicant shall sign the application in the presence of the Notary Public. The Notary Public shall certify this attestation by signing the application; a seal may be used if desired.

  4. The applicant shall obtain the signatures and residences of the following persons in the appropriate places on the application form. Two separate individuals must sign the application:

    A registered Maine voter recommending the application, and attesting to the applicant’s capability of performing the duties required of a Notary Public. The registered Maine voter may not act as the Notary Public on this application; and

    A municipal clerk or registrar of voters of the applicant’s residence must indicate which office is held and affix the municipal seal The clerk or registrar of voters may act as the Notary Public on this application.

  5. Once the application has been processed by the Secretary of State, the certificate of office and the certificate of qualification will be mailed to the applicant. From the date of appointment, as listed on the certificate of qualification, the applicant has 30 calendar days to be sworn into office by a Dedimus Justice, and 45 days from the date of appointment to return the completed certificate of qualification to the Secretary of State. If the applicant has not been sworn into office by the 31st day, the Secretary of State will notify the applicant of the failure to qualify . If the completed certificate of qualification has not been received by the Secretary of State by the 45th day, the Secretary of State will notify the applicant of failure to qualify. From the date of that notification, the applicant has 90 calendar days to request a reappointment by the Secretary of State.

  6. From the date of reappointment, the applicant has 30 calendar days to be sworn into office by a Dedimus Justice. If the applicant does not request a reappointment within 90 days from the date of notification of failure to qualify, the applicant must begin the application process from the beginning.


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Maine Notary Requirements


Commission Term: Maine resident: 7 years | New Hampshire resident: 4 years
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: Resident or ME employee residing in NH
Stamp/Seal: Recommended
Journal: Recommended
Application Fee: $50
Eligibility: No major convictions
Other: Be able to read and write English.
Pass Notary Exam.
Personal endorsement


Address:
Secretary of State Division of Corporations, UCC and Commissions
101 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0101

Phone: (207) 624-7752
Email: CEC.Notaries@Maine.gov

Important Maine Notary Links

Maine State Website
Maine Notary Application
Maine Apostilles
Maine Notary Name Change
Maine Notary Address Change
Maine Notary Database
Maine Notary Handbook