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Welcome to the Notary Near Me ™ page for Maine. Click on the links above to find a notary in Maine by city. Once you locate a Maine Notary Public, view details of their professional notary experience on their profile page, such as whether they are a loan signing agent, or can receive e-docs.

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Become a Notary Public in Maine

The information and links below provide a general overview of how to become a Notary Public in Maine

Qualifications

In order to become a Notary Public in Maine, you must be 18 years of age or older and be a legal resident of Maine or New Hampshire. If you are a resident of New Hampshire, you must have a principal place of business or employment in Maine. Applicants must be able to read, write, and understand English. Additionally, you must be recommended for a Notary commission by a Maine registered voter who can attest to your ability to perform the required Notary Public duties.

A complete overview of qualifications and requirements for being appointed as a ME Notary Public can be viewed in the Notary Public Handbook and Resource Guide: http://www.state.me.us/sos/cec/notary/notaryguide.pdf

Notary Public Maine Mobile Notary Fees

There are not any restrictions on the amount a Maine Mobile Notary may charge as a travel fee. Mobile notaries may charge extra for late night signings, as well as hospital and jail signings.

Notary Public Maine Maximum Notary Fees

There is no statutory fee schedule determining a limit to what a Maine Notary Public may charge. There is a statutory reference to fees in the Maine Revised Statutes Section 958, specifying a charge of $1.50 in the course of a lawsuit to provide for the notification of parties, making of a certificate and recording the proceedings. The Notary Public may determine the fees to charge for other notarial services. However, the fees charges should be considered reasonable and fair. Refer to the Notary Public Handbook and Resource Guide for more information.

Maine Notary Public Acknowledgment Information

An acknowledgment is the notary act of a signer declaring to a Notary Public that they have willingly signed a document. The act of presenting a signed document before a Notary Public and asking the Notary Public to notarize the signature constitutes acknowledging signing the document. The signer may sign the document before being in the presence of the Notary Public, however, the signer must appear before the Notary Public to sign the notary journal and receive the affixation of the notary seal on the notary certificate.

Maine Notary Public Jurat Information

A Jurat is the notary act of a signer swearing under oath before a Notary Public that the statement in the notarized document is true. Jurat certificate wording must accompany all Jurat notary acts in one of the following: within the document itself, after the signature area(s), or on an attached certificate form.