Union County residents, 18 years of age or older, may file an application and/or a renewal for a Notary Public Commission.

There are two ways to apply or renew you Notary Public Commission.  You may apply online or via paper application.

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Online Application Process

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Paper Application Process

A complete Notary Public application.

Download Printable Notary Public Commission Application

Information and application instructions are on the second page of the application.

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Oath of Office Administration

Once you receive your Notary Public Commission from Trenton you must visit our offices in either Elizabeth or Westfield within three months of the date listed on the Commission Certificate to be sworn in. There is a $15.00 processing fee payable to the Union County Clerk.

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Legislation Governing Notaries Public

The legislation governing Notaries Public shall be found in New Jersey Statutes Annotated 52:7-11 et seq.

New legislation prohibiting notaries public from falsely representing themselves as attorneys in advertisements shall take effect December 2014.  You may review the legislation by visiting http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/ and searching Bill Number A1423 / S2043.