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What Do I Do With My Journals When I Stop Being A Notary?

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I no longer am a Notary and need to turn in my journal. What is the procedure?J.S., California

Once you stop being a Notary, you need to turn in all your journals to the county clerk’s office where you filed your bond and do so within 30 days.

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Tammy Kirby

09 May 2016

I work in the Citrus County Clerk of Court and Comptroller's office (FL). Bonds are not recorded with our office, where would I turn in my journal once I am no longer a notary? We have never actually had someone come in to turn in a journal.........

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