Notary Bulletin Hotline Tip: Understanding The 'SS' On An Acknowledgment By Kelle Clarke on November 07, 2013 in Hotline Tips On the right hand side of the acknowledgment certificate, there is a field designated as “ss.” What does this mean, and what type of information should go there? Or should I leave that area blank? – R.B., Newton, NC The NNA Hotline receives this question often, so you’re not the only one to question what the letters “SS” or “SCT,” which sometimes appear after the venue, actually mean. They are abbreviations of the Latin word scilicet, meaning “in particular” or “namely.” It is something you shouldn’t be concerned with, and you do not need to put any information there. You do, of course, need to include the state and/or county venue where the notarization took place, as indicated on the certificate. Hotline answers are based on the laws in the state where the question originated and may not reflect the laws of other states. If in doubt, always refer to your own state statutes. — The Editors Kelle Clarke is a Contributing Editor with the National Notary Association. Confronted with a tricky notarization? Unsure how to proceed? NNA members have unlimited access to our expertly trained NNA Hotline counselors to help you with all of your notarial questions. Call (888) 876-0827, Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. PST; Saturday, 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST Email Share CommentsAdd your commentDelores Capers-Harper12 Nov 2014I am glad to see the definition of (ss) what it meantLloyd Smith11 Nov 2014thank you for the ss definition I always wondered what the title company was looking for.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.