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Become a New Jersey Notary Public
Become a New Jersey Notary Public
To become a notary in New Jersey, you must submit a New Jersey Notary 
Application with a $25 fee and get an endorsement from your state 
legislator.  You must be at least eighteen years old. Notary terms 
are for five years and can be renewed for additional five year terms. 
To begin the application process, you need to obtain a notary public 
application from the county clerk's office or office of the state 
treasurer, you must be sworn into office by your local county clerk 
where you reside, or for non-residents, where you have your office. 
The application is then reviewed. It is either accepted or rejected.  
However, if the form is not correctly filled out, it may be returned 
so the applicant can correct the errors or omissions and send the 
form in again.  The notary has three months to complete the oath 
qualification certificate at the county clerk's office in their 
county of residence after they have been issued their commission. 
The fee that the county clerk's office charges for administering the 
oath and filing the notary's commission varies from county to county 
and is accessible on the county clerk's fee schedule. The state 
treasurer is the government office in charge of appointing notaries 
public in New Jersey. The notary is officially appointed by the state 
treasurer.  The State Treasurer may not appoint any person who has 
been convicted of a crime under the laws of any state or the United 
States, for an offense involving dishonesty, or a crime of the 
first or second degree.
Name and address changes
Whenever a Notary Public adopts a different  name, before notarizing 
any documents, he or she must submit a name or address change form form 
to the State Treasurer and clerk of the county in which he or she resides.  
Change request forms are available online, from the Business Services 
Customer Information Center, P.O. Box 452, Trenton, NJ 08646 or from the 
telephone forms line 609-292-9292, option #2 on the voice menu.
New Jersey Notary Association.
There are many notary associations nationwide. This particular one 
specializes in helping New Jersey notaries.
New Jersey Notary Association  732-267-7422
Related Links
New Jersey Notary Fees and FAQ Information
Become a New Jersey Notary Public
New Jersey Notary General Information
Notary Acts