Nebraska Notary Handbook
BOND: A Notary Public bond is conditioned on the faithful performance of the duties of the office of Notary Public and may be recovered to the full amount of the bond by a person suffering damages as a result of a Notary not faithfully performing their duties. A bond in the sum of fifteen thousand ($15,000) dollars, with an incorporated surety company as surety, must be executed, approved by, and filed in the office of the Secretary of State prior to a Notary being commissioned.
Nebraska Notary Law
Any person may apply for a commission
authorizing the applicant to act as a notary public anywhere in
the State of Nebraska, and thereupon the Secretary of State may,
at his or her discretion, issue a commission authorizing such
notary public to act as such anywhere in the State of Nebraska.
A general commission shall not authorize the holder thereof to
act as a notary public anywhere in the State of Nebraska until a
bond in the sum of fifteen thousand dollars, with an incorporated
surety company as surety, has been executed and approved by and
filed in the office of the Secretary of State. Upon the filing
of such bond with the Secretary of State and the issuance of such
commission, such notary public shall be authorized and empowered
to perform any and all the duties of a notary public in any and
all the counties in the State of Nebraska. Such bond shall be
conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties of such
office. Such person so appointed to the office of notary public
shall make oath or affirmation, to be endorsed on such bond, and
subscribed by him or her before some officer authorized by law to
administer oaths, and by him or her certified thereon, that he or
she will support the Constitution of the United States and the
Constitution of Nebraska and will faithfully and impartially
discharge and perform the duties of the office of notary public.
Laws 1919, c. 123, § 1, p. 293; Laws 1921, c. 99, § 2, p. 365;
C.S.1922, § 4813; C.S.1929, § 64-101; Laws 1943, c. 136, § 1, p. 468;
R.S.1943, § 64-102; Laws 1945, c. 145, § 2, p. 489;
Laws 1967, c. 396, § 3, p. 1242; Laws 1988, LB 1030, § 47;
Laws 2004, LB 315, § 4.
Effective date July 16, 2004.