NH Law About... Notarial Officers

Introduction to... Notarial Officers

Updated May 9, 2017.

The first stop for any question about notarial officers (which includes notaries and justices of the peace among others) should be the New Hampshire Secretary of State’s website. This website has individual pages on notarial officers and notarial acts as well as a comprehensive manual on the qualifications and duties of notarial officers in New Hampshire.   

Since New Hampshire citizens may have to use public documents from other states or conduct business abroad, we’ve also included links to the authentication offices of all 50 states as well as the U.S. State Department.  

Please remember that this guide is for information purposes only and is not comprehensive. It is intended as a starting point for research, to illustrate the various sources of the law, and to provide guidance in their use. NH Law About ...  is not a substitute for the services of an attorney.  



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WEBSITES

New Hampshire. Dept. of State. Notary Public and Justice of the Peace

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This page has a link to the Notary Public and Justice of the Peace Manual as well as information on the application procedure and more.   GO>

New Hampshire. Dept. of State. Apostilles and Certifications

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An apostille record means a vital record document which contains the certification as provided for in the 1961 Hague Convention and which is recognized in the United States and other certifying countries as a certified document.   GO>

New Hampshire. Dept. of State. Commissioner of Deeds

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A Commissioner of Deeds shall have the power to administer oaths, both in and out of New Hampshire for documents that will be used in New Hampshire, take depositions and affidavits to be used in New Hampshire, take acknowledgements of deeds or instruments to be used or recorded in New Hampshire in the same manner and with the same effect as a Justice of the Peace has in New Hampshire.   GO>

New Hampshire. Dept. of State. Justices of the Peace  GO>

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New Hampshire. Dept. of State. Notaries Public  GO>

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A practical guide to document authentication : legalization of notarized & certified documents / John P. Sinnott. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, c2008.  GO>

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NEW HAMPSHIRE STATUTES

RSA 5-C. Vital Records Administration  GO>

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RSA 455. Notaries Public and Commissioners  GO>

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RSA 455-A. Justices of the Peace  GO>

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RSA 456-B. Uniform Law on Notarial Acts  GO>

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Find it in a Library ... New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated

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Find the New Hampshire statutes in print at libraries throughout the state.   GO>

Learn About New Hampshire Statutes: New Hampshire statutes are the laws of the State of New Hampshire as enacted by the New Hampshire General Court. GO>
 

FOR MORE HELP ...

HccH. Apostille Section

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The ABCs of Apostilles is a brochure that is primarily addressed to users of Apostilles with short answers to frequently asked questions, including when, where and how Apostilles are issued and what their effects are. How to Join and Implement the Hague Apostille Convention is a brief guide that is designed to assist authorities in new and potential Contracting States in implementing the Convention. The Apostille Handbook is a comprehensive reference tool that is designed to assist Competent Authorities in performing their functions under the Apostille Convention, as well as address issues that arise in the contemporary operation of the Convention. Download all of these brochures from this website.   GO>

National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS). Apostilles/Document Authentication Services

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To request an apostille, you will need to contact the state that issued the legal document that you are looking to certify for international use.   GO>

National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS). Notary Services  GO>

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United States. Dept. of State. Foreign Consular Offices in the United States

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This publication contains a complete and official listing of the foreign consular offices in the United States, and recognized consular officers.   GO>

United States. Dept. of State. Office of Authentications

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The U.S. Department of State issues both Authentication Certificates and Apostilles. The determination of which certificate is issued is based on the country in which the document will be used. Authentication Certificates are issued for documents which are destined for use in countries that are not parties to the Hague Apostille Convention. Apostille Certificates are issued for documents destined for use in countries that are parties to the Hague Apostille Convention.   GO>


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