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Do I Need To Record Who Issued An ID In My Journal?

New Hotline Resized 3I have a question regarding documenting identification in my journal. If a signer uses a California driver’s license, do I need to include “DMV” as the issuing agency in the journal entry? C.B., California

Yes, California Notaries must record in their journals the type of identification presented and the issuing agency.  In this case, the Department of Motor Vehicles (or “DMV”) is the issuing agency.

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Julie Brouillette

27 Nov 2018

I just started adding the issuing agency in my journal -- I do not recall EVER hearing this in the training seminar.

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