Who can become a Notary Public in New Jersey?

You must meet the following three conditions:













How do I apply to be a Notary Public in New Jersey?



What does a Notary do?



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1)    You must be 18 years of age or older.

2)
   


3) 

Be a resident of New Jersey.
OR
Be a resident of an adjoining state and maintain employment in New Jersey.
You must not have ever been convicted of a crime under the laws of any state or the United States, for an offense involving dishonesty.
AND
You must not have ever been convicted of a crime of the first or second degree under the laws of any state or the United States
What is a New Jersey Notary Public?

The office of Notary Public is a vital public function.  Notaries are called upon to perform many valuable services for New Jersey's business, legal and financial communities.  Effective notary services help to ensure that documents are properly executed, that facts are duly certified, and above all, that the general public is protected from fraud.  Notarization is essential for many official documents including mortgages, deeds, contracts, and various corporate transactions.  A Notary Public is a public officer who serves as an impartial witness to the signing of documents and to the acknowledgement of signatures on documents.  A Notary Public may also administer oaths and affirmations. A duly appointed New Jersey Notary Public is authorized to perform notary services throughout the State of New Jersey.
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Last Updated 12/4/2013