Your Cookies are Disabled! sets cookies on your computer to help improve performance and provide a more engaging user experience. By using this site, you accept the terms of our cookie policy. Learn more.

May I Notarize A Document That Takes Effect On A Future Date?

NNA Hotline Tip Logo

My boss wants me to notarize documents that have been predated to a future date.  Is it okay?S.A., California

Yes, provided you keep some things in mind. In general, any document bearing a date in the future or future effective date may be notarized before that date. A California Notary may notarize a document that has been predated provided: (1) the Notary enters the actual date of notarization in the certificate of acknowledgment, and not the date appearing on the document; and (2) the signer enters the actual date of signing on any document requiring a date next to the signature.

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

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 1-888-876-0827, Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. PST; Saturday, 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST.


View All: Hotline Tips

1 Comment

Add your comment


28 Mar 2018


Leave a Comment

Required *

All comments are reviewed and if approved, will display.