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When Does A CA Notary Need To Take A Thumbprint?

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When do I need to get a fingerprint for a document?B.W., California

California Notaries are required to obtain a thumbprint for a deed, quitclaim deed, deed of trust, and other documents affecting real property or any power of attorney document. (Government Code Section 8206[a][2][G]).

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Zane Killebrew

09 Aug 2019

What year did start wanting a thumbprint in a notaries journal for deed transfers ? We believe that we may have found some understanding work from a notary

National Notary Association

12 Aug 2019

Hello. We apologize, but your question was not entirely clear to us. Could you please clarify what information you are looking for, please?

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