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Hotline Tip: Can A Notary Have More Than One Stamp Or Embosser?

NNA Hotline Tips For NotariesCan a California Notary have two stamps and two embossers? I would like to have one set that I keep at home and one set for work. – J.K., Pasadena, CA

California Notaries are allowed to have two stamps and two embossers; however, you may only have one journal that contains all of your notarial acts.

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Mary Beth

30 Nov 2015

My company is moving - in this move we are changing counties in Texas ( from Dallas county to Denton County) do i need a new commission and if so do i have to give up my commission in Dallas County for the Denton County Commission ( or can i hold a commission in both counties )

National Notary Association

01 Dec 2015

Hello. Notaries who change their address must notify the Secretary of State in writing no later than the 10th day after the change. They may do so by completing Form 2302, “Notary Public Change of Address,” available on the Secretary’s website, or by filing the change of address online (GC 406.019[a];1 TAC 87.50[a]; EI). You can find the change of address form at:

Marylou Stewart

25 Dec 2017

In Texas, we are not “County specific”, so although you do need to notify the Secretary of State if your Notary address changes, you will not have to turn in your old seal for a new one for a different county. If your address of record doesn’t change, even if your job moves, you have nothing to do except safeguard your supplies for the move.

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