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Becoming a Notary

The Lander County Clerk's Office plays a role when a citizen is becoming a Notary in the state of Nevada.  The Clerk's Office will file the notary bond and administer the oath of office as part of the process with the Nevada Secretary of State.  A Filing Notice is then given to the applicant that will have to be submitted to the Nevada Secretary of State.

The Clerk's Office fee is $15.  Cash or checks are accepted.

The State application can be found by clicking here.

How to Become a Nevada Notary if you are a Resident of Nevada

To become a notary in the state, you must: 
(1) be a U.S. citizen or a lawfully admitted permanent resident; 
(2) be at least 18 years of age; 
(3) be a resident of the state; 
(4) possess your civil rights (a felon cannot be a notary); and 
(5) have never had your notary commission revoked in another state. You must attend a 3-hour online notary training class through the Secretary of State’s Notary Division and pass an exam. You must also enter into a bond to the State of Nevada in the sum of $10,000. The bond is filed with the county clerk of the county in which you reside. You are then given your oath of public office and the clerk gives you a filing notice. You must submit a notary application, filing notice, certificate of online course completion and an application fee of $35 to the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State will then issue a Certificate of Appointment.

Each notary must obtain a stamp for authenticating notarial acts. You will need a certified copy of your Certificate of Appointment to obtain a notary stamp. You must also maintain a journal of all transactions. Your application remains on file with the Secretary of State.

For more information, visit the Nevada Secretary of State website by clicking here.