Maine: Become A Notary Public: Maine requires several verifications for a notary applicant to be commissioned for a 7-year term. An application fee is required.

Even after receiving the commission, the applicant must first swear an oath of office before a Dedimus Justice before notarizing any documents.

Maine Requirements:

  • You must be a resident of the State of Maine
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You have to demonstrate proficiency in the English language
  • You have to be recommended for by a registered Maine voter who can attest to the applicant’s ability to perform the duties required of a Notary Public.
  • You must have your residency verified by the Municipal Clerk or Registrar of Voters of the applicant’s municipality
  • You can never have been convicted of a crime for which imprisonment may be a penalty or of certain crimes involving dishonesty. (See Notary Public Handbook and Resource Guide for details on ineligibility.)

Requirements to become a Notary Public in Maine are subject to change. Visit the Maine Notary Public page for details and updates on becoming a notary in Maine. Additional requirements may apply.