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Here, you can learn how to become a notary, how to renew your notary commission, and where to find educational opportunities for notaries public.

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Notary Education
Become a Notary in New Mexico
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Begin Notary Public 101

In most states, becoming a notary public involves meeting a number of requirements. Generally, you must be 18 years of age, not have a serious criminal history, and successfully complete an application process. In some states, the notary application process will require notary education (ranging from a simple online course to a notary class and competency exam) and a background check, as well as the purchase of a surety bond. A more thorough explanation for your state is described below.


Become a New Mexico notary public with Notary Rotary, Inc.


A person applying to be a Notary Public 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
  • Not have had a Notary Public commission revoked during the past five years

Term of commission:

If the application is accepted, the Governor will appoint the applicant as a Notary Public for a term of four (4) years. The applicant may not act as a Notary Public until he receives his certificate of appointment from the Secretary of State.

Step 1: Order your official seal stamp and surety bond from Notary Rotary, Inc.

New Mexico notaries public are required to purchase a New Mexico Notary seal stamp, or New Mexico embossing seal, and a $10,000 New Mexico notary bond as part of the application process. The New Mexico notary bond sold by Notary Rotary also includes a voucher for errors and omissions insurance.

Please visit our store for your official seal, surety bond, and any other New Mexico notary supplies you may need.  

Enter the store to view all New Mexico notary products offered by Notary Rotary. Follow the onscreen instructions through the order process and your order will ship as soon as we are able to process it, usually within 2-3 days. When you receive your $10,000 surety bond make a copy for your records before moving to step 2.

Step 2: Download and complete the New Mexico notary public application

New Mexico notary public application

Download the application and complete it according to the instructions provided. When you have completed the application check it over for accuracy as any errors or omissions in the application can result in a delay in processing or an outright rejection of the application. When you are confident the application is complete and correct, mail it, your surety bond, the power of attorney and a check or money order in the amount of $20.00 made payable to the Secretary of State, to the following address:

Secretary of State
325 Don Gaspar
Suite 300
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87503

If the application is accepted, the Governor will appoint you as a notary public for a period of four (4) years. You may not perform notarial acts until you receive your certificate of appointment from the office of the Secretary of State.

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