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State Information for Nebraska

Nebraska Notary Public Commission Requirements and Information

Appointing Officer
Secretary of State

Notary Commission Qualifications
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
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

Notary Education and/or Exam Requirement
Exam Required (Written open-book exam only available from the Secretary of State’s Office.)

Notary Bond Requirement
$15,000 Notary Bond Required

Notary Recordbook (Journal) Requirement
Not Required

Notary Seal Requirement
Ink Stamp Required
→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
http://www.sos.ne.gov/business/notary/index.html

State of Nebraska Online Notary Handbook
http://www.sos.ne.gov/business/notary/index.html

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

Fees
$10.00 per document

Phone Number
(402) 471-2558

Further Information
http://www.sos.ne.gov/business/apostilles/index.html

This information was complied by the American Society of Notaries • Copyright 2012
Last Updated NOVEMBER 2012

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