New Mexico notary information
Contact Information

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


Appointment and Commissioning

To become a notary public you must:
Be at least eighteen years of age.
Be a citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States.
Be a resident of or have a place of employment in the State of New Mexico.
Be able to read and write the English language.
Have completed the Notary Education course and exam; having passed the exam.
Not have been convicted of a felony or crime involving fraud, dishonesty, or deceit in the last five years.
Not had a notary public commission denied, suspended, or revoked in another state.
Not be disqualified to receive commission under Section 22 of the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts [14-14A-22 NMSA 1978] .
Not otherwise be qualified as a notarial officer; with the exception of a court clerk, deputy court clerk, county clerk, or deputy county clerk.