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May I Notarize A Signature On An Undated Document?

New Hotline Resized 3May I Notarize A Signature On An Undated Document In California? —  J.B., California

Yes, you may notarize an undated document except when there is a blank space requiring a date that is not completed with a date. In California, Notaries may not notarize a document that contains blank spaces.

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

Confronted with a tricky notarization? Unsure how to proceed? NNA members have unlimited access to our expertly trained NNA Hotline counselors to help you with all of your notarial questions. Call 1-888-876-0827, Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. PST; Saturday, 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST.

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Debbe Peck

04 Sep 2019

How would you handle a notary certificate where the notary entered the wrong county for the signing.

National Notary Association

06 Sep 2019

Based on what you’ve described, we think it would be best if you contacted our Hotline team by phone and provided them with a more detailed description of the situation. The NNA Hotline: 1-888-876-0827 Mon – Fri: 5:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (PT) Saturday: 5:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (PT) If you’re not an NNA Member or Hotline Subscriber, they will provide you with a one-time courtesy call.

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05 Sep 2019

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