How to Become a Nebraska Notary


How to Become a Notary Public in Nebraska

1. Request a test from the Nebraska Secretary of State's Office. Applicants are required to pass a written take-home test to obtain a notary public commission.  The required test is only available through the Secretary of State's office.

To request a test, please provide the following information:

  • Applicant's name
  • Applicant's home address
  • Telephone number (optional)

A test may be requested via one of the following means:

  • E-mail: sos.notary@nebraska.gov
  • U.S. mail: Notary Division, P.O. Box 95104, Lincoln, NE 68509-5104
  • Telephone: (402) 471-2558
  • Fax: (402) 471-4429

If you do not pass the first test, you will receive a second test automatically.  If you do not pass the first two tests, you must wait six months before requesting the third and final exam.  If you do not pass the third test, you will not be eligible to take the test again or receive a Notary Public commission.

2. Complete the test without assistance from others and return the completed test to the Secretary of State's Office.  Once scored, you will receive a letter indicating your test results.  Upon passing the test, please submit the following items:

3. Once your application is approved and processed, you will receive your notary commission certificate via regular U.S. mail. 

You must use an ink stamp seal engraved with the following:

  • State of Nebraska
  • General Notary or General Notarial
  • Your name as commissioned
  • The expiration date of the commission

Purchase of an errors and omissions policy is optional, and you do not have to provide proof of such coverage to our office.

 

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Nebraska Notary Requirements


Commission Term: 4 years
Minimum Age: 19 years old
Residency: Resident
Stamp/Seal: Inked Stamp
Journal: Recommended
Bond: $15,000
Application Fee: $30
Eligibility: No felony convictions or other convictions involving fraud or dishonesty
Other: Be able to read and write English.
Have read and understand NE notary law.
Pass state exam


Address:

P.O. Box 95104
Lincoln, NE 68509-5104

Phone: (402) 471-2558
Email: sos.notary@nebraska.gov

Important Nebraska Notary Links

Nebraska State Website
Nebraska Notary Application
Nebraska Apostilles
Nebraska Notary Name Change
Nebraska Notary Address Change
Nebraska Notary Handbook