New Law in Effect for NM Notary Publics

January 10th, 2022 by admin

Important Information for New Mexico Notary Publics and Notarial Officers

By Melia D. Heimbuck, Esq., CUANM’s Vice President of Advocacy & Risk Management

If you offer Notary Public services to your members, please note that a new law recently went into effect for NM Notary Publics: Remote Online Notarization | Maggie Toulouse Oliver – New Mexico Secretary of State

Summary — Remote Online Notarization 
In 2021, the State of New Mexico enacted the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts, aka RULONA (Sections 14-14-A1 to 14-14A-32 NMSA 1978), which became effective January 1, 2022. 

This change in law impacts every current and future commissioned notary public. The Secretary of State’s Office has additional information about the changes and new requirements on their website, and we recommend that all current or prospective notaries review it. 

That information can be found by visiting: or calling the Secretary of State’s Office Business Services Division at 505-827-3600. 

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