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January 21, 2021

What if you have more than one county in a venue?

Filed under: Technical & Legal — admin @ 1:26 pm

How would this happen? If you have two signers being notarized on one document, but they are in different counties, but the same notary is notarizing both of them on the same day, then you might have two counties in one venue.

On the other hand, it might be more kosher to use two Acknowledgment forms, one per person, and one per county. It might look odd if the document gets recorded at the county recorder’s office if there are two counties. It might raise eyebrows.

In my experience, I have only indicated two counties on one certificate once in my career. I had to ask someone at a signing company how to do it. My notary course never said that you could do that but also never said that I could not. Hmm. One of those things.



  1. It COULD happen. I know of one town not too far from where I live that is 1/2 in one county and 1/2 in another county. I think I would NOT attach a loose acknowledgement to any documents. I have read HERE of such acknowledgements that were removed by unstapling them. If you have a signing that looks it is going this way, i would suggest that you get both/all parties to sign at the same location.

    Comment by betty — February 24, 2021 @ 6:12 pm

  2. If you’re signing people at different locations, you have to use separate notary certificates anyway so it shouldn’t be any issue.

    Comment by AngelaC — February 24, 2021 @ 6:53 pm

  3. I attach a separate notarial certificate which also states which form its being attached to.

    Comment by Lyd — February 27, 2021 @ 3:51 pm

  4. I would use a separate acknowledgment form for each signer showing the county where each signed and attach both to the document being notarized.

    Comment by Elise Dee Beraru — November 5, 2021 @ 7:31 pm

  5. I have only attached a acknowledgment form a few times. But I found loose acknowledgments in a set of documents. I didn’t use them. There was no documents to be notarize.

    Comment by Bernadette Jacoban — November 7, 2021 @ 4:06 pm

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