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State Information for Nebraska

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Nebraska Notary Requirements and Information

Temporary Notary Procedures, COVID-19 Pandemic: State Governors have issued Executive Orders to establish Notary procedures for using audio-video communications to perform notarial acts for remotely located principal signers. CLICK HERE to see if your state is under such an order.

Nebraska Notary Commission Qualifications
Notary applicants must:
• be at least 19 years old;
• take and pass a written exam on the duties and obligations of a Notary public;
• be a resident of Nebraska or a resident of a bordering state that is regularly employed in the state of Nebraska;
• not have been convicted of a felony or a crime involving fraud or dishonesty within the previous five years.

How to Apply to Become a Nebraska Notary
See detailed information including applicable fees, on the website of the Nebraska Secretary of State: https://sos.nebraska.gov/business-services/newnotarysteps

Appointing Officer
Secretary of State.

Term of Office
4 year term.

Notary Education and/or Exam Requirement
• Exam required, new (traditional) Notaries.
• Education and exam required—Electronic Notaries.

Notary Bond Requirement
$15,000 Bond Required (4-year term)

Notary Recordbook (Journal) Requirement
Electronic recordbook required (journal, “secure electronic record”), Electronic Notaries and Online Notaries Public. Online Notaries must also make and retain a recording of every online notarial act’s audio-video communication session.

Notary Seal Requirement
• Ink stamp required, paper notarial acts.
• Electronic seal required/specified, electronic notarial acts. Image of electronic seal (eNotary, Online Notary) must appear on any visual or printed representation of an electronic notarial certificate.

Authorized Duties
• Take acknowledgments and proofs;
• administer oaths and affirmations;
• take depositions;
• attest documents;
• execute acknowledgments, jurats and signature witnessing for signings by mark and when the signer is physically unable to sign;
• issue summons;
• execute protests.
• An Electronic Notary Public may perform acknowledgments; jurats; verifications or proofs; and oaths or affirmations. Remote Online Notaries may perform acknowledgments, jurats, verifications or proofs, and oaths or affirmations for remotely located individuals, using communication technology and subject to requirements and limitations in statutes and any administrative rules.

Change of Name, Address or Eligibility Status
See detailed information on the website of the Nebraska Secretary of State: https://sos.nebraska.gov/business-services/notary-public


Contact Information for the State of Nebraska

State of Nebraska Notary Website
https://sos.nebraska.gov/business-services/notary-public

State of Nebraska FAQs
https://sos.nebraska.gov/business-services/notary-frequently-asked-questions

Phone Number
(402) 471-2558

Mailing Address
Notary Division
P.O. Box 95104
Lincoln, NE 68509-5104


Apostille Certification Information

Further Information
https://sos.nebraska.gov/business-services/apostilles-and-authentications



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