Notary Bulletin Hotline Tip: What ‘Venue’ Refers To On Notarial Certificates By NNA Staff on February 01, 2010 in Hotline Tips The “venue” portion of the notarial certificate can be a source of confusion for Notaries. The venue denotes where the actual notarization took place, not where your bond is filed, where you live or where you hold your commission. Even though the certificate is the province of the Notary, it will sometimes be completed before the Notary receives the document — and not always correctly. In these cases, the Notary should draw a line through the incorrect venue and write in the correct one. Email Share Leave a Comment Required * Name * Email *(for verfication purposes only) Comment * Enter the text shown in this image *(text is case sensitive)All comments are reviewed and if approved, will display.