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Steps to Renew a Notary Commission

1.  Submit the following items within 30 days prior to your commission expiration date:

2.  Once your application is approved and processed, you will receive your notary commission certificate via regular U.S. mail.  Take your certificate to any office supply store to order your notary ink stamp seal.
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

Please note the following strict deadlines for renewal applications: As a general rule, renewal items must be submitted to the Secretary of State’s Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on the commission expiration date. If your commission expiration date falls on a weekend date (Saturday or Sunday), the renewal items must be received in our office by 5:00 p.m. on the Friday preceding the weekend. If your commission expiration date falls on a holiday during the business week, the renewal items must be received in our office by 5:00 p.m. the preceding business day.
Nebraska law provides that any renewal application made after the expiration date shall be made in the same manner as an application for a new notary commission. To obtain a new notary commission, applicants are required to pass a test.

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