Knowledge Base Category Index: General Notary Public Information
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 Knowledge Base Index : General Notary Public Information
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  • Certification of True Copies of Documents

    Some states in the United States provide that notaries public may execute certifications of true copies of documents. Many U.S. states, however, have eliminated this as a function of notaries due to concern about security and fraud.
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  • The Unlawful Notary

    Notaries, you know the rules. We all do. You have to do it right. But often notaries are asked to make exceptions to the rules, by friends, family, and employers; and when they do, these notaries frequently find themselves before a judge explaining why, and paying huge settlements to cover the damage done by their actions! Some of the cases detailed in this article resulted in large settlements and some did not; some are not yet resolved. All notary wrongdoing may be subject to fines, judgments against your good name, damage to your reputation and employability, and worse! Read the following documented cases against notaries, (some of which you may have seen before) and think of these whenever you want a reason to refuse to cooperate with unlawful requests.... [More]

  • Common Notarial Acts

    Many notarial acts are common among all states. Each entry has a corresponding list of states where the act is authorized.

    Please notify the KB administrator of any errors or omissions.... [More]

  • General Information about this Knowledge Base

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  • E-signing and e-notarization

    Since this article is for notaries, let's consider an e-signing to be a session where a client meets with a notary and electronically signs at least one document (and perhaps some paper documents too). An e-notarization is the electronic notarization of a document. Sometimes the only documents that are e-signed don't need notarization, so e-signing and e-notarization don't always go together.... [More]