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February 2010

Hotline Tip: Changing Your Commission Status

Any time you change your name or address, it must be communicated to your state’s Notary Public authority as soon as possible. Read what to do.

New Lender Rules Underscore Need For Best Practices

Notaries who have failed to follow best practices, or who have “slipped” on paying attention to detail, have inadvertently launched a small, but growing trend of mortgage lenders implementing their own requirements and rules for the Signing Agents they hire.

Oregon Notaries Can Now Charge $10 Fees

Oregon’s Secretary of State has revised the state’s statutes to allow Notaries to charge higher fees, increasing the allowable charge for most notarial acts to $10.

Please Help Haiti In Any Way Possible

National Notary Association Member Gerrie Pierre-Fleurimond knows exactly how important it is to help the people of Haiti. Both she and her husband are of Haitian descent, and when the devastating earthquake hit in January they spent several days frantically searching for relatives and loved ones.

West Virginia Using New Expiration Notices

Notaries in West Virginia are now being notified of pending commission expirations by postcard — a move the Secretary of State’s office says will save on mailing costs.