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State Information for Nebraska

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Nebraska Notary Requirements and Information

Nebraska Notary Commission Qualifications
Notary applicants must:
• be at least 19 years old;
• be a resident of the state of Nebraska;
• be a resident of a bordering state, with evidence of employment or a regular place of work or business in Nebraska;
• not have been convicted of a felony or a crime involving fraud or dishonesty within the previous five years; and
• be able to read and write English.

How to Apply to Become a Nebraska Notary
See detailed information including applicable fees, on the website of the Nebraska Secretary of State: http://www.sos.ne.gov/business/notary/newnotarysteps.html

Term of Office
4 Year Term

Appointing Officer
Secretary of State

Notary Education and/or Exam Requirement
Exam Required* *Exam is a written open-book test only available from the Secretary of State’s Office.

Notary Bond Requirement
$15,000 Notary Bond Required

Notary Recordbook (Journal) Requirement
Not Required, paper notarial acts.
Recordbook required, electronic notarial acts.

Notary Seal Requirement
Ink Stamp Required, paper notarial acts.*
Electronic seal required, electronic notarial acts.
*Use of round seals is discouraged by the Office of the Secretary of State, due to concerns about sufficient space on the document.

Authorized Duties
• take acknowledgments and proofs;
• administer oaths and affirmations;
• take depositions;
• execute acknowledgments, jurats and signature witnessing for signings by mark and when the signer is physically unable to sign;
• issue summons; and
• execute protests.

Change of Name, Address or Eligibility Status
See detailed information on the website of the Nebraska Secretary of State: http://www.sos.ne.gov/business/notary/index.html

Contact Information for the State of Nebraska

State Notary Website

Phone Number
(402) 471-2558

Mailing Address
Office of the Secretary of State
Notary Division
P.O. Box 95104
Lincoln, NE 68509

Apostille Certification Information

$10.00 per document

Phone Number
(402) 471-2558

Further Information

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Information on this page is provided with the understanding that the user is solely responsible for his/her knowledge of notarial law, procedures and practices. The information contained on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. All information is subject to change without notice and therefore is provided “as is,” free of warranty of any kind. Last updated July 2019.

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