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 the state of Nevada;
• possess his/her civil rights (a felon cannot be a notary);
• not have had a commission revoked in another state.
• A resident of a bordering state (California, Oregon, Utah, Idaho and Arizona) may apply for a non-resident notary commission (must meet same requirements above) and must be regularly employed in the state of Nevada.

How to Apply to Become a Nevada Notary
See detailed information including applicable fees, on the website of the Nevada Secretary of State:

Appointing Officer
Secretary of State.

Term of Office
4 year term.

Notary Education and/or Exam Requirement
Education and exam required, all new and renewing traditional Notaries, and all Electronic Notaries (both traditional Electronic Notaries and Remote Electronic Notaries).

Notary Bond Requirement
$10,000 Bond Required (4-year term)

Notary Recordbook (Journal) Requirement
Recordbook (journal) required, paper and 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. Must be photographically reproducible; indelible ink.
• Statutory reference to “mechanical stamp” includes an imprint made by a computer or other similar technology. Electronic notarial seal required/specified, electronic notarial acts—must generally conform to size and requirements for the (“mechanical”) ink stamp.

Authorized Duties
• Take acknowledgments and proofs;
• administer oaths and affirmations;
• execute jurats or verifications on oath or affirmation;
• 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.);
• Nevada Notaries may also perform marriage ceremonies subject to obtaining a certificate of permission from a county clerk.
• A Nevada Electronic Notary Public who is registered to use audio-video communication may perform the notarial duties set forth in NRS 240.196 for a remotely located individual, 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 Nevada Secretary of State:

Contact Information for the State of Nevada

State of Nevada Notary Website

State of Nevada FAQs

Phone Number
(775) 684-5708

Mailing Address
Nevada Secretary of State
101 North Carson Street, Suite 3
Carson City, NV 89701-3714

Apostille Certification Information

Phone Number
(702) 486-2880

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 August 2020.

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