This is an application to become a notary public in the state of New Mexico. You must purchase a notary seal or stamp which indicates “State of New Mexico” and does not contain a county or professional title or a signature line. It cannot be a round ink stamp.
You must also obtain a $10,000 surety bond from an insurance company. The insurance company will provide the bond form. It must be signed by both you and an official from the insurance company and both signatures must be notarized. The insurance company’s seal must appear on the bond. You must also have a power of attorney from the insurance company and it must include the name of the insurance company official who signed the surety bond.
This application must be printed on white paper and filled out in black ink. It will not be accepted if there is evidence of corrections such as the use of liquid paper or signatures that appear to be traced.
How To Fill Out New Mexico Notary Public Application Form
- Enter your name, last name first. The name on this application must be the exactly same as the name on the seal/stamp, the oath of office, and the surety bond. Only include your middle initial if you have used it for your seal/stamp and your bond.
- Enter your mailing address and business address. Both address lines must be filled out completely, even if they are the same.
- Enter your home phone number and business phone number. Both lines must be filled out completely, even if they are the same.
- If you have previously held a notary public commission in the state of New Mexico, enter the expiration date.
- Affix your seal or stamp.
- Have a notary public witness your signature and fill out the block and affix his or her seal.
- Have two residents of New Mexico sign to vouch for your good character. They must include their addresses.
The application fee to become a notary public in the State of New Mexico is $20.00. It must be paid with a check or money order payable to the Secretary of State. Cash or purchase orders are not accepted.
Send your completed and notarized form, surety bond information, and application fee to
Secretary of State, 325 Don Gaspar Suite 300, Santa Fe, NM 87501.
You cannot act as a notary until the application has been accepted and you have received a certificate of appointment.