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Can I Accept A Signer ID With An Outdated Address?

New Hotline Resized 3The address listed in the driver's license is not the signer's current address. Can I proceed with the notarization?  J.D., California

Yes, though state law does not require you to record the address in your journal. However, as a standard of care, you can record the current address in your journal and make a note that it is different than that shown on the signer's driver's license.

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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