JUSTICE OF THE PEACE LAW - RSA 455-A and Uniform Law on Notarial Acts - RSA 456-B
The Notary Public and Justice of the Peace Manual is available on-line or by contacting the Secretary of State's Office at 603-271-3242
REQUIREMENTS AND APPLICATION
PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING
AFTER COMMISSIONED BY GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE SEAL
While RSA 455-A does not require a Justice of the Peace to use a seal when making acknowledgements, RSA 456-B The Uniform Law on Notarial acts does require the use of a seal. We recommend that when performing an act as a Justice of the Peace, you do so under your official seal.
A Justice of the Peace signing an acknowledgement or jurat on any document or instrument shall type, print, or stamp the name of the justice of the peace and state the expiration of his or her commission on the document or instrument. However, failure to meet these requirements shall not impair the legal validity of any acknowledgement or jurat.
POWERS OF A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE RSA 456-B
HOW DO I RENEW MY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE COMMISSION?