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How to Become a New Hampshire Notary


As a notary public in the State of New Hampshire, you have UNLIMITED financial liability on EVERY document you notarize. You do not want to take the office of Notary Public lightly. The New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire notaries public.

How to Become a Notary Public in New Hampshire

  1. Complete the Online New Hampshire Notary Training Course (Not Required to Become a New Hampshire Notary)
  2. The application is obtained from the Secretary of State's Office. You may request an application the following ways:  Call 271-3242 OR mail your request in writing to: Secretary of State's Office, State House, Room 204, Concord, N.H. 03301 OR email your request to: elections@sos.state.nh.us   OR download the NEW application AND criminal release form. DO NOT use this form as a renewal. See below for renewal information.
  3. Complete the application and the State Police Records Check Form and return them both to the Secretary of State's Office with the  fee. Your application will be treated as follows:

    The State Police Records Check Form will be submitted to the Department of Safety;

    Your application will be submitted to the Governor and Executive Council for nomination;

    Your application will be submitted to the Governor and Executive Council for appointment.

    This process will take 8-10 weeks.

  4. AFTER COMMISSIONED BY GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL Your commission as a notary public will be for 5 years from the date the Governor and Council confirm your appointment. The date of appointment will be indicated on your commission. Within a week after appointment by the Governor and Executive Council you will receive your commission, oath, index card, and other information from the Secretary of States' office.
  5. You must: Sign and take your oath of office in the presence of two notaries public OR two justices of the peace OR one notary public and one justice of the peace. Those who sign your oath should also sign your commission. Return the oath to the secretary of state's office as soon as possible. Unless we have your oath on file, we cannot certify that you are qualified as a notary.
  6. Keep the commission for your records.
  7. Sign the index card as required and mail to the Superior Court of the county in which you reside.

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New Hampshire Notary Requirements


Commission Term: 5 years
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: Resident
Stamp/Seal: Stamp or Embosser
Journal: Recommended
Application Fee: $75
Eligibility: No criminal convictions (other than minor traffic violations)
Other: Be able to read and write English


Address:
Secretary of State’s Office
107 North Main Street, State House Room 204
Concord, NH 03301

Phone: (603) 271-3242
Email: administration@sos.nh.gov

Important New Hampshire Notary Links

New Hampshire State Website
New Hampshire Notary Application
New Hampshire Notary Handbook



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