So you’d like to become a notary in the great city of Las Vegas, Nevada? Well, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll make the process so simple that you’ll wish you’d have found us sooner!
These are the basic qualifications you need to know in order to become a notary in Las Vegas:
- You must be a U.S. citizen or a “lawfully admitted permanent resident,”
- You must be at least 18 years of age and,
- You must be a resident of the state of Nevada.
- You must not have had a felony conviction.
Do you fit all of those? Great! Now we can move on to the good stuff!
The first thing you’ll want to do is fill out the notary application. Make sure you sign the application using the exact signature as you want it to appear on your appointment because this is the signature you’ll use to sign all of your notarial acts.
Second on the list is to take a notary class. This class is very important because it will teach you everything you’ll need to know during your term as notary. The class description and application are available here. Also, here is where you can find the most current schedule of the class as well as where they’re available in the Las Vegas area. After you complete the course, you’ll receive a certificate of completion. You’ll need to attach a copy of this certificate to your application.
Third, you are required to obtain a $10,000 surety bond. This bond protects the public from mistakes you may make during your term as notary. You can obtain one of these bonds at most insurance companies, bond agencies or notary organizations listed in the Las Vegas Yellow Pages.
Now it’s time to take the oath of office. This oath must be taken in front of another notary, or at the Clark County Clerk’s office:
200 Lewis Avenue. 5th Floor
Las Vegas, NV. 89155-1601
At this time, you’ll be asked to file your surety bond. The county clerk will then verify that you have the bond and have take the oath and will give you a “Filing Notice.” Attach this Filing Notice, as well as the notary class certificate of completion to your application and mail them, along with a check or money order in the amount of $35.00 made out to the Nevada Secretary of State to:
Secretary of State Ross Miller
101 North Carson Street, Suite 3
Carson City, Nevada 89701-3714
If all goes well, you should receive your Notary Certificate of Appointment in the mail within 7-10 days.
Once you have received your certificate of appointment, you’ll need to purchase some supplies. Take your certificate of appointment with you to any office supply store and purchase a rubber notary stamp and a notary journal.
And we’re done! That wasn’t so bad, was it? Now you can officially call yourself a notary in Las Vegas! Congratulations! Make sure you come back and drop us a line to let us know how it went. We always love hearing your success stories.