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February 3, 2013

Notarization at a California Jail

Filed under: Hospital & Jail Signings — Tags: — admin @ 7:44 am

“When doing a notarization at a California jail over the past few years, they often have you stamp your seal on the back of their visitation form to prove you are a notary—but of course that is not legal. Last week I did a jail signing and they asked for my original commission letter: if you do a jail signing in CA, you now need to bring in your original commission letter –per the Attorney General’s Office. June, 2012.”

123notary’s experience is:
If you stamp the jail entry piece of paper, you can always cross it out which voids the stamp. It might not be considered illegal if it is voided.

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1 Comment »

  1. The easiest and best identification a notary can carry is his Notary stamp. Notaries whining about having to stamp on a post it note so the clerk can read the commission has caused the jail clerks to not ask for the notaries stamp. I can just hear it now from one of you self-righteous notaries, “Miss, It’s a crime to stamp a piece of paper with no notarial wording on it”. Well how do I know that this stamp belongs to you, said the clerk. Well here’s the original commission document from the secretary of state, says the notary. I carry it around along with my notary journal to prove that I’m a real notary public. Would you please take it out of the frame and slip it under the glass then, said the clerk.

    Comment by Joe Ewing — March 4, 2013 @ 6:27 pm

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