Notary & Apostille

Notarial Definitions

Notary Public: an individual commissioned to perform a notarial act by the secretary of state.

Non-commissioned notarial officer: a judge, 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

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
Email Business.Services@state.nm.us

Bureau of Elections
Phone: 505-827-3600 (Option 2)
Email: Sos.elections@state.nm.us

Ethics Division
Phone: 505-827-3600 (Option 2)
Email: Sos.ethics@state.nm.us

Receptionist
Phone 505-827-3600 (Option 3)