Sunday, January 30, 2011

NASS Releases A Summary Of Key Notary Issues

The National Association of Secretaries of State released its report summarizing state notarization policies in key areas.  Let's call it the 2011 notary state of the union report.  The report covers 4 key issues:

Basic Notary Practices (which covers the general functions of a notary, including acknowledgments, jurats, and in some cases certification of true copies)
State Commission and Regulation of Notaries (including how to become a notary in each state and seal requirements)
Electronic Notarization (including which states allow e-notarization). 
Recognition of Out of State Notarizations (including a discussion of the much talked about and blown out of proportion Interstate Recognition of Notarizations Act) 

You can download the PDF report from  I can also send a copy to anyone who requests it.  Email me at

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