Nebraska Notary Bond
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How much does a Nebraska notary bond cost?
Nebraska notary bonds cost $40 for the state-required 4-year term, which includes $5,000 of errors and omissions insurance coverage. Additional errors and omissions insurance is available to ensure you're not held personally liable for mistakes made while notarizing documents.
How do I get a notary bond in Nebraska?
To get your Nebraska notary bond, select the notary package you would like. Then provide your name and county to buy your bond securely online in minutes. Once your payment is received, your official bond documents will be delivered to your email.
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What is a Nebraska notary bond?
Nebraska Revised Statute 64-102 requires individuals file a $15,000 surety bond when applying for a notary public commission in the state. These bonds ensure commissioned individuals perform notarial acts according to law.
By filing a Nebraska notary bond, individuals agree to follow the state's notary commission requirements. If a notary fails to perform notary public duties as outlined in state statutes, harmed parties can file a claim against the bond. The surety company will pay valid claims up to the full $15,000 bond amount, which the bonded notary must then reimburse.
Who commissions notaries in Nebraska?
The Nebraska Secretary of State appoints notaries to provide commissioned services in the state. The SOS enforces application requirements, maintains notary forms, and manages filed documents.
How do I update or change my notary public surety bond form?
If the Nebraska Secretary of State requires your surety bond documentation to be updated for any reason, contact your surety provider. If you purchased your bond from SuretyBonds.com, email [email protected] to explain the needed change.
How do I renew my notary public bond?
You'll need to renew your Nebraska notary bond before your current 4-year term expires. Once you pay your SuretyBonds.com renewal invoice, a new surety bond form will be emailed to you instantly.
How do I become a notary in Nebraska?
1. Submit the following documents to the Secretary of State.
- Completed application (notarized)
- $15,000 surety bond
- $30 fee payable to Nebraska Secretary of State or Notary Division
- U.S. citizenship attestation
- If a non-resident, evidence of Nebraska employment
Application materials should be mailed to the following address.
Nebraska Notary Division
P.O. Box 95104
Lincoln, NE 68509-5104.
2. Pass your notary test.
As of July 1, 2021, tests are sent to applicants only after the Notary Division receives applications. After you pass your test, the SOS will send your notary commission certificate by regular U.S. mail.
3. Order your notary stamp.
You must notarize documents with an ink stamp seal engraved with the following information.
- state of Nebraska
- "General Notary" or "General Notarial"
- your name as commissioned
- your commission expiration date
Note: To become an electronic notary in Nebraska, you must complete the Nebraska Secretary of State Electronic Notary Public Registration form, which requires an additional $100 fee.
Nebraska also offers Online Notary Public Registration, which requires a $50 fee and Online Notary Exam.