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What Do I Put In After An "SS" On A Notary Certificate?

New Hotline Resized 3In between the State of __ and County of __there was an open parenthesis with "ss" next to it.  I haven't encountered that before. What do I put after “ss”?  — A.B., North Dakota

The letters “SS” or “SCT” with an open parenthesis often appears after the venue. You don’t have to add anything after the “SS.” This is an abbreviation of the traditional Latin word “scilicet,” meaning “in particular” or “namely.” These initials are merely a formality.

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Brad Harris

05 Jun 2019


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