Notary & Apostille

Notarial Definitions

  • Notary Public: an individual commissioned to perform a notarial act by the secretary of state.
  • Automatic Notarial Officer: a judicial officer, Secretary of State or full-time staff member of the Secretary of State’s office, court clerk, deputy court clerk, county clerk, deputy county clerk, or an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of New Mexico.
  • Official Stamp: a physical image affixed to a tangible record with the capability of being photocopied or an electronic image attached to an electronic record.
  • Notarial act: an act performed by a notarial officer; taking an acknowledgement, administering an oath or affirmation, taking a verification on oath or affirmation, witnessing or attesting a signature, certifying or attesting a copy and noting a protest of a negotiable instrument.
  • Remote Online Notarization (RON): an electronic record presented for notarization with the individual signing the record and the notary public meet face-to-face online using communication technology.

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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