Notary & Apostille

Notary Commissions

Important Information for Notary Applications

Effective October 13, 2023, our office will no longer accept paper filings for Notary applications, renewals, and stamp registrations.

The following applications can be electronically filed at

  • Notary Public Application
  • Notary Public Stamp Registration
  • Remote Online Notary Application
  • Name Change Application
  • Address Change Application
  • Request for Duplicate Certificate of Appointment

NOTE: Please contact the Business Services Division at 505-827-3600for further information or questions.

Notarial Officer

A Notarial Officer is a person commissioned by our Office to perform notarial acts in New Mexico, the most common of which is to witness and attest to the authentic signing of documents. The responsibilities of Notarial Officers are essential to the functioning of legal, business, financial, and real estate transactions. The pages on this portion of our website can be used as resources to stay up-to-date on current Notary law in New Mexico, find answers to common questions using our FAQ pages, renew Notarial Officer commissions, and much more.

Important information

Effective June 16, 2023, there will be changes to the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts to comply with Senate Bill 246-Chapter 110 that were made in the 2023 Legislative Session. These changes include redefining roles of Notarial Officers and Notaries Public, clarifying Official Stamp requirements, and other changes.  This includes rule changes adopted by the Secretary of State.  To read the new rule, please click HERE.

As of July 24, 2023, all Notarial Officer filings can be completed and paid for online at Also as of this date, prepaid accounts can no longer be used to pay for Notarial Officer filings. You can request a refund of a prepaid account balance by completing a Prepaid Account Refund Request form, found HERE.

Upcoming Statewide Elections

2024 Primary Election: Tuesday, June 4, 2024

2024 General Election: Tuesday, November 5, 2024

Quick Contact Information

Mailing & Physical Address
New Mexico Capitol Annex North
325 Don Gaspar, Suite 300
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Hours of Operation
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday through Friday

Toll Free : 1-800-477-3632

Business Services Division
Phone 505-827-3600 (Option 1)
Fax 505-827-4387

Bureau of Elections
Phone: 505-827-3600 (Option 2)

Ethics Division
Phone: 505-827-3600 (Option 2)

Phone 505-827-3600 (Option 3)

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