Notaries & Dedimus Justice


We are temporarily changing our telephone customer service hours to 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for our division.

The processing time for New and Renewing Notary Applications is 15 - 20 business days.

New imageRevised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (RULONA) - Effective July 1, 2023

New imageRules Governing Notaries Public, Notarial Officers, Notarial Acts and the Procedures for Electronic and Remote Notarization - Effective October 2, 2023 - New Permanent Rules

Frequently Asked Maine Notary Public Questions



In observance of Memorial Day, the Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions will be closed Monday, May 27, 2024.

Notary Public is an ancient office with many citations throughout Maine statute. The primary duty is to formally witness transactions involving paper documents. Only Maine adult residents can become and function as Maine Notaries Public.

Dedimus Justices perform a single function under Maine statute, that of swearing in various public officials, including Notaries Public. The office is a lifetime appointment by the Governor, but the application form is available from and the paperwork managed by the Notary Office in the Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions.

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