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Do I Have To Keep Copies Of Documents I Notarize?

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Am I required to keep copies of a signer’s identification document, and is it necessary to keep copies of documents that I notarize?J.R., Louisiana

No. Professional standards include protecting your signer’s privacy by not keeping copies of their identification documents or documents they notarize.

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31 Jul 2017

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