NOTICE: In observance of Columbus Day, the Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions will be closed on Monday, October 9, 2017.
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 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 Governors 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.