Paula Sollami Covello
Mercer County Clerk
Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello will hold another Notary Public night in Hamilton for county residents on Thursday, December 3, 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Mercer County Connection satellite office in the Hamilton Square Shopping Center at 957 Route 33 and Paxson Avenue.
The Mercer County Clerk brings her notary staff to the Mercer County Connection satellite office several times a year to process Notary Public Commissions on-site. “I am pleased to once again bring this service to the County’s Hamilton location for the convenience of County residents who live and work in our suburban communities,” said Sollami Covello.
Prospective Notary Publics must have their applications first signed by a New Jersey State Legislator, then sent to the Office of the State Treasurer with a $25.00 application fee. Once a Notary Public Commission and Oath Qualification certificate are issued to approved applicants by the State, they are required to be sworn in by the County Clerk within 90 days from their commission date and register. The County fee to register a Notary Commission is set statutorily at $15.00 and lasts for five years.
A Notary Public is a state-appointed officiant who serves as an impartial witness in the signing of documents and attests signatures. Under the authority of the State Treasurer, Notaries serve for a five-year period and may renew the appointment in five-year increments. Notary public candidates must reside or be employed in Mercer County and be at least 18 years of age.
Checks or credit cards will be accepted for payment. Walk-ins are welcome. Valid photo identification, such as a driver’s license is required. Copies of the New Jersey Notary Public Manual will also be available free of charge to all Notary Publics.
For further information and to download an official Notary Public application, go to www.mercercounty.org and click County Clerk.
For those who will be unable to participate in Notary Public Night, the Mercer County Clerk’s office processes notary commissions on a regular basis, Monday through Friday Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm and Wednesdays until 6:45 pm at the County Clerk’s Office, 209 South Broad Street in Trenton.