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Chapter 240 Notaries Public and Commissioned Abstracters
NRS 240.065 Restrictions on powers of notary public; exception.


NRS 240.065 Restrictions on powers of notary public; exception.

1. A notary public may not perform a notarial act if:
(a) The notary public executed or is named in the instrument acknowledged or sworn to;
(b) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, the notary public has or will receive directly from a transaction relating to the instrument or pleading a commission, fee, advantage, right, title, interest, property or other consideration in excess of the fee authorized pursuant to NRS 240.100 for the notarial act; or
(c) The person whose signature is to be acknowledged or sworn to is a relative of the notary public by marriage or consanguinity.

2. A notary public who is an attorney licensed to practice law in this State may perform a notarial act on an instrument or pleading if the notary public has or will receive directly from a transaction relating to the instrument or pleading a fee for providing legal services in excess of the fee authorized pursuant to NRS 240.100 for the notarial act.

3. As used in this section, "relative" includes, without limitation:
(a) A spouse, parent, grandparent or stepparent;
(b) A natural born child, stepchild or adopted child;
(c) A grandchild, brother, sister, half brother, half sister, stepbrother or stepsister;
(d) A grandparent, parent, brother, sister, half brother, half sister, stepbrother or stepsister of the spouse of the notary public; and
(e) A natural born child, stepchild or adopted child of a sibling or half sibling of the notary public or of a sibling or half sibling of the spouse of the notary public.
(Added to NRS by 1985, 1205; A 1995, 192; 1997, 935; 2005, 67)

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