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Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions, Department of the Secretary of State

Division of Corporations, UCC and Commissions


NOTICE: In observance of Christmas, the Division of Corporations, UCC & Commissions will be closing Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 12:00 pm and will be closed on Thursday, December 25, 2014 and Friday, December 26, 2014.

Dedimus Justices

The Division provides administrative support and manages data for this program area for the Bureau. Dedimus Justices perform a single function under Maine statute, that of swearing in various public officials, including Notaries Public. The office is a lifetime appointment by the Governor.

The essential statute for Dedimus Justices is Title 5 section 4 and section 5

The application is in an Adobe Acrobat fillable format that can be completed on-screen, printed locally from your computer and mailed to the Governor's office.

Dedimus Justice application form in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf).  This link will re-direct you to the Governor’s website to download the application form.

Dedimus Justice change of name/address form in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view or print PDF files.

Once appointed to this office, you can locate a Dedimus Justice in your area by using the Notary/Dedimus Search function on our website. Some Dedimus Justices charge between $1 and $50 for their services; most offer them free. Our office strongly suggests that you ask in advance whether there will be a charge.

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