How to Become a Maine Notary


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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    2018 ID Checking Guide, U.S. & Canada Edition

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    2018 ID Checking Guide, U.S. & Canada Edition

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    Driver's license and I.D. checking guide. A notary public should own a copy of the I.D. Checking Guide to use when verifying in- and out-of-state identification.
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    Gold Foil Stickers

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    Maine Notary Errors and Omissions Insurance

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    Please select your desired term and coverage amount.  For Maine notary applicants or new Maine notaries, we recommend selecting the full 7-year term for coverage as long as you hold the current notary commission.

    $16.25$728.00
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    Notary Records Journal

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    MOJO: Modern Journal of Notarial Events

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    Keeping a notary journal is required by law in 16 states and strongly recommended in the rest.

    A journal is an important chronicle of your notarial actions and can help protect you in the event of future legal proceedings. The Modern Journal meets all state requirements and contains room for nearly 500 entries, with multiple notarizations per entry. Other features include:

    - 128 numbered heavy-weight pages
    - tamper-proof binding and sewn construction
    - time-saving checkboxes
    - complete instructions

    Every attempt has been made to strike the perfect balance between quality and economy - we hope you'll agree.

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    Classic Journal of Notarial Events

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    $16.00$19.00
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    Inkless Thumbprint Pad

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    Loan Signing Agent Certification Course

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    Maine Notary Online Course

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    Maine Notary Online Course

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    • State-Specific Notary Laws and Information
    • 2.5 Hours+ of Streaming On-Demand Video Instruction
    • 12 Months of Unlimited Access
    • Immediate access to Proof of Completion Certificate (PDF)
    • Course forums to receive updates, ask questions and interact with other students
    *This is a single-user, limited license. For multiple students please contact us.
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    Maine Notary Stamp

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    Choose your desired Maine notary stamp type below. Start by choosing the stamp type, then stamp color, then ink color. Not all notary stamps offer all options.

    $17.00$28.95
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    Maine Notary Embosser

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    Maine Notary Acknowledgment Stamp

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    Maine Notary Jurat Stamp

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    Embosser Impression Inker

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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