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How Do I List Different Documents For One Signer In My Journal?

New Hotline Resized 3If I am notarizing a will, financial power of attorney, and health care power of attorney, can these 3 items be listed under 1 act in my journal, or must each document be listed as a separate entry? R. L., Pennsylvania

You must create a separate entry in your Notary journal for every notarization you perform (57 Pa.C.S. 319[c]). Thus, you would make 3 entries if you notarize a signature on each document.

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Vanessa Trapp

28 Jan 2019

I am a Delaware Notary and I use a notary book that allows three lines per person. If for some reason the person has four items to be notarized, I go into the next transaction area and have them sign both areas, using the same id.

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