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Here, you can learn how to become a notary, how to renew your notary commission, and where to find educational opportunities for notaries public.

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Notary Education
Become a Notary in Nevada
Find a Notary Class in Nevada
Begin Notary Public 101

In most states, becoming a notary public involves meeting a number of requirements. Generally, you must be 18 years of age, not have a serious criminal history, and successfully complete an application process. In some states, the notary application process will require notary education (ranging from a simple online course to a notary class and competency exam) and a background check, as well as the purchase of a surety bond. A more thorough explanation for your state is described below.


Become a Nevada notary public with Notary Rotary, Inc.


To become a Nevada notary public you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or a lawfully admitted permanent resident
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be a resident of the state or a resident of a bordering state of California, Oregon, Utah, Idaho or Arizona and employed in Nevada
  • You must possess your civil rights (a felon cannot be a notary until they have their rights restored)

Step 1: Enroll in and complete the mandatory training for notary public appointment

The following persons will be required to complete a four hour notary public education class conducted by the Nevada Secretary of State's Notary Division:

  • Anyone applying to be a notary public for the first time
  • Anyone renewing their appointment as a notary public, if their appointment as a notary public has expired for a period greater than 365 days, or
  • A renewing notary who has had a violation in the past four years

Go to the Secretary of State's notary class page for information about the class and how to register. For additional questions regarding notary public appointments or education, please contact 775-684-5708.

Step 2: Order your official $10,000 surety bond from Notary Rotary, Inc.

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. Go to Nevada Notary Supplies at the Notary Rotary online store to order your bond. Enter the required information, scroll down through the page to locate and select the desired products, and follow the instructions through checkout. Your bond will usually be shipped the same day it is ordered and arrive within 2-3 days.

Step 3: File your bond and take the oath of office with the county clerk.

When you receive your $10,000 surety bond from Notary Rotary, Inc., 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 you are 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 learn the cost of that fee for your county.

Step 4: Download and complete the Nevada notary public application

Nevada Notary Public Application

Download the application and complete it according to the instructions provided.

Please check that you are sending an ORIGINAL signed Application, plus any other supporting document/forms, including but not limited to:

1) Application, plus any other supporting document/forms
2) Filing Notice from County Clerk
3) Training Class Certificate
4) $35.00 application fee

The application fee may be paid via check payable to the State of Nevada, money order or via credit card. If paying by credit card, please complete the credit card checklist and submit with your application.

Mail all required documents and application fee to:

  Secretary of State
101 North Carson Street - Suite #3
Carson City, Nevada 89701-3714

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 faxed to you by selecting document number 0063.

The application processing time is 7-10 business days if application is complete. Your Notary Certificate of Appointment will be sent to you via regular U.S. Mail.

Step 5: Order the remainder of your supplies from Notary Rotary, Inc.

Once you receive your Certificate of Appointment you may purchase a notarial stamp. Your Certificate of Appointment or a certified copy is necessary to purchase a notarial stamp.  You will also need to purchase a notary journal pursuant to NRS 240.120.

Please go to Nevada Notary Supplies in Notary Rotary's store for your official Nevada notary seal stamp, Nevada notary journal, and any other supplies you may need. Follow the onscreen instructions through the order process.

When you have finished placing your order, it is permissable to email a copy of your Certificate of Appointment to, or FAX it to 877-349-6590 or mail it to:

Notary Rotary, Inc.
PO Box 41400
Des Moines, IA 50311-0507

Your order will be processed as soon as we receive your Certificate of Appointment and usually shipped within 2-3 days.

When you receive your supplies you will be prepared to take up the duties and responsibilities of a Nevada notary public.

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