INFORMATION ON THE OFFICE OF NOTARY PUBLIC
A Notary Public is a public officer who is empowered to:
Take proofs of deeds
Execute protests for non-payment or non-acceptance
A Notary Public who is duly commissioned and qualified is authorized to perform these services throughout the State of New Jersey.
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A Notary Public is appointed for a five-year period. The appointment can be renewed for subsequent five-year periods.
A Notary Public can be removed from office at the pleasure of the Treasurer’s Office.
PREREQUISITES FOR THE OFFICE
Following are the prerequisites for qualifying for a Notary Public commission:
Residency – A Notary Public must be a resident of New Jersey or a resident of an adjoining state who maintains, or is regularly employed in, an office in this State.
Age – A Notary Public must be 18 years or older.
Background – The State Treasurer may not appoint any person who has been convicted of a crime under the laws of any state or the United States, for an offense involving dishonesty, or a crime of the first or second degree.
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