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State Information for Nevada

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Nevada Notary Requirements and Information

Nevada Notary Commission Qualifications
Notary 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;
• possess your civil rights; and
• never have had a notary commission revoked in another state.

How to Apply to Become a Nevada Notary
See detailed information including applicable fees, on the website of the Nevada Secretary of State: https://www.nvsos.gov/sos/licensing/notary

Term of Office
4 Year Term

Appointing Officer
Secretary of State

Notary Education and/or Exam Requirement
Education Course* and Exam Required
*Who is required to take the course and exam: (1) Applicants applying to be a notary or register as an electronic notary for the first time; (2) Applicants renewing their commission or renewing their registration as an electronic notary; or (3) Applicants renewing their commission, who, if during the preceding 4 years has been fined for failing to comply with a statute or regulation of the State of Nevada.

Notary Bond Requirement
$10,000 Notary Bond Required

Notary Recordbook (Journal) Requirement
Recordbook Required, paper notarial acts*.
Recordbook Required, electronic notarial acts.
*A tangible (paper) journal for recording only paper notarial acts must be a bound volume with preprinted page numbers. Electronic journal required for recording all electronic notarial acts; more than one electronic journal may be maintained. Electronic journal must enable access by a password or other secure means of authentication; may not include the audio-video recording of a remote online notarial act. Notarial acts performed using audio-video communications must be electronically recorded, and the notary must inform participants that the electronic notarial act will be recorded.

Notary Seal Requirement
Ink Stamp Required, paper notarial acts.*
Electronic Seal Required, electronic notarial acts.
*Ink color not specified however, seal impression must be photographically reproducible.

Authorized Duties
• take acknowledgments;
• administer oaths and affirmations;
• execute jurats or take verification upon oath or affirmation;
• certify or attest 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: https://www.nvsos.gov/sos/licensing/notary/forms-fees

Contact Information for the State of Nevada

State Notary Website

State of Nevada Online Notary FAQs

Phone Number
(775) 684-5708

Mailing Address
Notary Division
Meyers Annex
202 N Carson St
Carson City, Nevada 89701

Apostille Certification Information

Phone Number
(775) 684-5708

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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