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State Information for Nevada

Nevada Notary Public Commission Requirements and Information

Appointing Officer
Secretary of State

Notary Commission Qualifications
Applicants must:
be at least 18 years old;
be a resident of Nevada or a resident of a bordering state (Arizona, California, Idaho, Utah or Oregon) and be regularly employed in the state of Nevada;
be a U.S. citizen or a lawfully admitted permanent resident alien; and
have his/her civil rights restored if a convicted felon.

How to Apply
See detailed information including applicable fees, on the website of the Nevada Secretary of State: http://nvsos.gov/NotarySteps/default.asp

Term of Office
4 Year Term

Notary Education and/or Exam Requirement
Education Course Required (4-hour course for new notary applicants, for renewing notary applicants whose commission has lapsed for more than one year, or for renewal applicants who were fined for non-compliance with notary laws or rules during their prior commission term. See the website of the Nevada Secretary of State for detailed information about the course of instruction: http://nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=170

Notary Bond Requirement
$10,000 Notary Bond Required

Notary Recordbook (Journal) Requirement
Recordbook Required
→Recordbook must be bound, contain sequentially numbered pages and should be kept in a secure location under the direct control of the notary (paper and electronic notarial acts).

Notary Seal Requirement
Ink Stamp Required
→Seal impression must be photographically reproducible.

Authorized Duties
take acknowledgments and proofs;
administer oaths and affirmations;
execute jurats;
certify copies; and
note protests (Notaries performing this act must be employed by a depository institution and must be acting within their scope of employment.)

Change of Name, Address or Eligibility Status
See detailed information on the website of the Nevada Secretary of State: http://nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=173


Contact Information for the State of Nevada

State Notary Website
http://nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=165

State of Nevada Online Notary FAQs
http://nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=209

Phone Number
(775) 684-5708

Mailing Address
Office of the Secretary of State
Notary Division
101 North Carson Street, Suite #3
Carson City, Nevada 89701


Apostille Certification Information

Phone Number
(775) 684-5708

Further Information
http://nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=124

This information was complied by the American Society of Notaries Copyright 2013
Last Updated MARCH 2013

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