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Become a Nebraska Notary Public

The Secretary of State in Nebraska is the one responsible for issuing and enforcing licenses for Nebraska Notaries Public. As a first time notary public applicant, it is important that you read the official Nebraska Notary Public Handbook.

Requirements to become a notary public in Nebraska:

  1. At least 19 years old
  2. A legal resident of Nebraska
  3. Never been convicted of felony or other crimes involving dishonesty or fraud
  4. Able to read and write the English language

Steps to become a Nebraska Notary Public:

1. Request a notary test packet from the Secretary of State's office. Send your name, home address, P.O. box number (if applicable) and telephone number (optional), to [email protected]. You can also mail it to:

Notary Division

P.O. Box 95104

Lincoln, NE 68509-5104

2. Return your completed notary test only and wait for the notification from the Secretary of State’s Office if you have passed.

3. Once you passed the notary test, submit the following documents and fees:

a. U.S. Citizenship Attestation Form

b. Application form with your signature notarized

c. Surety bond in the amount of $15,000

d. Commission fee of $30 via check or money order made payable to "Nebraska Secretary of State" or "Notary Division".

4. If you have completed all the steps, the Secretary of State's Office will send your notary commission certificate.

Term of Office

The Nebraska Secretary of State grants each notary public a term of four (4) years.

Nebraska Notary Fees

As a notary public in Nebraska, these are the fees for notarial services and other notarial acts:





Oaths & Affirmations



$1.00 + $2.00 recording fee + $2.00 for each notice and authorized travel



Absentee Ballots


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For more information on how to become a Nebraska Notary, visit the Nebraska Notary Public website at You can also call them at (402) 471-2558, or visit their office at State Capitol, Room 1301, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509.

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