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Do I Have To Record Work-Related Notarizations?

My employer requires me to be a Notary as part of my job. I record notarizations I perform outside the job, but do I need to document every signature of my employer for work-related notarizations?
- C.D., Whitehall, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Notaries are required to make a chronological record of every notarial act in a Notary register. (57 PS 161) It is strongly recommended that the register be a permanently bound record book (not loose-leaf) with preprinted page numbers.

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Quiz: The Many Types Of Notarial Acts

Notaries perform many different duties for the public — and it’s easy to lose track of the different acts and what states they’re authorized in. Test your familiarity with common — and uncommon — notarial acts.

(A link to the correct answers is provided at the end of the quiz.)

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