Dedimus Justice

Members who are Dedimus Justices

A Dedimus Justice has only one duty and that is to administer the oath of office to persons elected or appointed to a civil office. The governor appoints a Dedimus Justice for a lifetime term.

The State of Maine maintains a Dedimus Justice list to help make it easier to locate a Dedimus Justice when notaries renew their commission or need to be sworn into office for the first time. All Notaries Public must take the oath of office before a Dedimus Justice before they can perform their duties as a Notary Public.

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