Dedimus Justices


In observance of Juneteenth, the Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions will be closed Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

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

For information regarding the process of becoming a Maine Dedimus Justice, please contact

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

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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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