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Can I Be Commissioned In Virginia And D.C.?

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I live in Virginia and work in Washington, D.C. Can I be commissioned in two states? S.B., Washington, D.C.

Yes. You qualify for a commission in Virginia because you are a legal resident. In addition, you qualify for a commission in Washington, D.C. because your place of employment is located there. While you may hold commissions in both places in your case, the same may not be true in all other states. Some states, such as Florida and California, do not permit persons living outside the state to apply for Notary commissions.

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

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Iris F. Scammell

27 Oct 2015

This is This is an excellent way to "jog" our memories of things we have learned, but have not used for a while. Please keep this form of communication open to Notaries.

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