No it does not. The official seal for Nebraska notaries is the rubber stamp.

The stamp must contain four elements: the phrase “State of Nebraska General Notary,” your exact commission name, and the expiration date of your commission. The seal must be affixed with black ink that is photographically reproducible.

In Nebraska, Embossers are not acceptable.

According to the Secretary of State website, Neb. Rev. Stat 64-210:

“Ink stamp seal; contents.

(1) Each notary public, before performing any duties of his or her office, shall provide himself or herself with an official ink stamp seal on which shall appear the words State of Nebraska, General Notary or State of Nebraska, General Notarial, his or her name as commissioned, and the date of expiration of his or her commission.

(2) A notary public shall authenticate all of his or her official acts with such seal.

(3) A notary public whose commission was issued by the Secretary of State before September 1, 2007, is not required to purchase a new ink stamp seal in order to comply with this section until the notary public’s commission expires. Upon renewal, each notary public shall have engraved on his or her official ink stamp seal all of the information required in subsection (1) of this section.”

Additionally Statue 64-103 points out that you also have to have the Notary make their physical signature anywhere they “make their mark.”

“Commission; signature; seal; filing and approval of bond; delivery.

When any person is appointed to the office of notary public, the Secretary of State shall cause his or her signature or a facsimile thereof to be affixed to the commission and he or she shall affix thereto the great seal of the state. Upon the filing and approval of the bond, as provided for in section 64-102, the Secretary of State shall mail or deliver the commission to the applicant. The form and format of the commission shall be prescribed by the Secretary of State.”

Nebraska notaries are required to use an ink stamp so that when copies are made then the image is clearly visible.


Published On: December 19th, 2022 / Categories: Blog /