New Hampshire Commissioner of Deeds Information
The State of New Hampshire, a congenial state, still appoints Commissioners of Deeds for a fee of $75 for a 5-year commission. The application can be done online and is submitted to the Governor and Executive Council. In 4-6 weeks, you will receive your appointment and will need to sign and take your oath before a judge, who will then sign your commission. When your oath of office is returned and filed, you will be able to act as a Commissioner of Deeds. In other words, you will have the right to:
- administer oaths in New Hampshire and elsewhere for documents to be used in New Hampshire
- take depositions and affidavits
- take acknowledgments on deeds and instruments
It is recommended that you use an official seal, even though New Hampshire state law does not require it. The Commisioner of Deeds may charge a fee of $10 for each witness, oath, or certifications, and may charge between $5 and $50 for depositions. The general requirement is that you be a resident of the State of New Hampshire; no minimum age is given, but it is assumed to be at least 18, as for a notary. The Secretary of State website information is clear and simple, and also includes an online handbook–at least for Notaries.
Please visit our New Hampshire Notary Public Search Results!
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