Step 1: Download and complete the New Jersey Notary Public Application
New Jersey Notary Public Application
Complete the application form in strict accordance with the instructions listed on the form. As part of completing the form, obtain an endorsement from a member of the Legislature. When you have completed the form according to the instructions and obtained an endorsement from a member of the Legislature, you should mail these items along with a $25.00 check made payable to "State Treasurer, State of New Jersey", to the following address:
Notary Public Section
PO Box 452
Trenton, NJ 08646
Note: Non-resident applicants must also file an affidavit with the State Treasurer setting forth their residence and address of the office or place of employment in New Jersey. The affidavit should be submitted with the application form to the Notary Section.
Step 2: Receive your commission packet and take your Oath with the County Clerk
Once you receive the Commission Certificate and Oath Qualification Certificate, take them to the County Clerk of the county in which you reside within three (3) months of the date listed on the commission certificate. The County Clerk will then administer the oath of office and collect a filing fee according to the Clerk's statutory fee schedule. The County Clerk will then return the Qualification Certificate to the Notary Section, thereby completing the application process.
Note: Remember that failure to meet the 3-month time limit will result in the cancellation of the appointment, and the filing fee will be non-refundable.
New and Renewing Notary Packages
Renewing Notary Packages do not come with a notary journal
Step 3: Order your notary supplies from The Notary's Store
Please visit The Notary's Store you will be entering the New Jersey section for your official notary supplies. We offer both a New Notary Supply Package and a Renewing Notary Supply Package which include your recommended New Jersey Notary Seal/Stamp, required New Jersey Notary Journal and other needed notary supplies at a special reduced price. To order, enter the required information and scroll down through the page to locate the notary packages and any other products you would like to purchase. Follow the onscreen instructions through the order process and your order will ship as soon as it is processed. Supplies ship in usually no more than 2 business days after processing. Once you receive your seal, notary journal and supplies you will be ready to begin your duties as a notary public for the State of New Jersey.
Note: An Errors and Omissions Insurance Policy is not required by law, but may be purchased as it protects the notary public and pays for any charges the notary might owe for legal fees and costs should the notary be sued.