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Becoming a Notary Public has never been easier. All of your State's Contact Information is listed for your reference and review. Scroll down and you will find your State's Qualifications and easy to follow Application Procedures.

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Contact Information:

State Contact: Office of the Secretary of State
Appointing Authority: Secretary of State

Contact:
Secretary of State-Notary Division
101 North Carson Street, Suite 3
Carson City, NV 89701-3714

Telephone: 775-684-5708
Fax: 775-684-7141
E-Mail: nvnotary@sos.nv.gov
Website: http://www.nvsos.gov/licensing/notary

Qualifications

Applicants for the office of notary public must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a lawfully admitted permanent resident
  • Be a resident of the state or be a resident of a bordering state employed in Nevada

Term of Office
4 years

Appointment
Secretary of State

Notary Education
Required by state law

Notary Exam
Not required

Study Course
"Notary Public Education Course" (this is not the state approved training course)
FREE when you purchase a Notary Supply Package at The Notary's Store

Bond
$10,000 (Ordered before filing your application)

Seal of Office
Rubber Stamp Seal with reproducible ink required by state law

Notary Journal
Required by state law

E & O insurance
Not required - Errors and Omissions Insurance is recommended for notary protection


Application Procedures

New and Renewing Notary Packages
New and Renewing Notary Packages
Renewing Notary Packages do not come with a notary journal

Our New and Renewal Notary Packages DO NOT include your required $10,000 Nevada Notary Bond. The State of Nevada requires purchasing your notary bond, which you will need to send along with your notary application.

Step 1: Order your Official Notary Supplies from The Notary's Store but you will need to order your notary bond separately.

Each applicant for the office of notary public for the State of Nevada is required to purchase a 4-year $10,000 Nevada notary bond. Please visit The Notary's Store you will be entering the Nevada section for your official notary supplies. We offer a New Notary Supply Package and a Renewing Notary Supply Package which include your required Nevada Notary Seal/Stamp and Nevada Notary Journal, and other needed notary supplies at a special reduced price, but you will need to order your required $10,000 Nevada Notary Bond separately. To order, enter all required information and scroll down through the page to locate the notary packages, or you can purchase your notary supplies separately. Follow the onscreen instructions through checkout and your supplies will be sent to you as soon as your order is processed, and will ship usually in no more than 1 business day after processing. Once you have your official bond and have make a copy of the actual bond for your records you may proceed with step 2.

Step 2: File your Bond and take your Oath of Office with the County Clerk

When you receive your $10,000 surety bond you will need to take it to the office of the County Clerk of court in the county in which you reside, or the county in which you are employed if an out of state applicant. The Clerk will administer the oath, file your bond and provide you with a "filing notice". There is a fee for the filing of the bond and this fee varies between counties. Make sure to call ahead and determine what the fee will be.

Step 3: Download and complete the Nevada Notary Public Application

Nevada Notary Public Application

Download the application and complete it according to the instructions provided. When you have completed the application check it over for accuracy, as any errors or omissions in the application can result in a delay in processing or an outright rejection of the application. When you are confident the application is complete and correct mail it, the "filing notice" you received from the Clerk of Court and a check in the amount of $35.00 made payable to the "Secretary of State" to the following address:

NOTE: A nonresident applicant must also include the "Non-resident Notary Public Affidavit" and the "Affidavit of Applicant's Employer." If you are self-employed, you will need to complete the "Affidavit of Self-Employer Applicant".

To obtain the affidavits, call the "Document-On-Demand" service at 800-583-9486 and have them fax to you by selecting document number 0063.

Secretary of State-Notary Division
101 North Carson Street, Suite #3
Carson City, NV 89701-3714

Upon being satisfied of the competency and good character of applicants for appointment as notaries public, the Secretary of State shall issue a certificate of appointment that will be sent to the applicant's mailing address.

Step 4: Order the remainder of your supplies from The Notary's Store

Please revisit The Notary's Store, you will be entering the Nevada section for your official notary supplies. To order, enter the required information and scroll down through the page to locate any other products you desire, and follow the instructions through checkout. Once you have your official seal and journal you are ready to perform notarial acts.

Note: An Errors and Omissions Insurance Policy does not replace a bond, but will help to repay the bonding company if a claim is ever made. Errors and Omissions is not required by law, but may be purchased as it protects the notary public and pays for any charges the notary might owe for legal fees and costs should the notary be sued.


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