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How Do I Complete A Notary Certificate If I Live In A Different State?

New Hotline Resized 3I live in Indiana and work in Kentucky, where I have my commission. Many of the documents I notarize for work have a pre-printed line reading “Resident of _________________ County”. I am not a resident of Kentucky, and I do not know how to address that blank.  Please advise.S.H. Kentucky

A Notary always must complete the certificate wording with accurate information. In this case, you would enter the county where you reside, even if it is in another state. Since you live in Indiana, we recommend modifying the pre-printed line to read “Resident of _____________ County, Indiana” to make it clear that although you have a valid Kentucky Notary commission, you reside out of state.

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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