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What Address Do I Enter In My Notary Journal Entry?

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When entering the address of the signer in my Notary journal, do I use the home address of the signer, or the business address? C.H., California

Since the signer’s address is not a required journal entry in California, you may enter whichever address the signer chooses to provide.

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Betty

17 Feb 2020

I enter the signing location under the header for that, but I enter "same as ID" when it occurs at thrur home and their ID address Is their home address. People move and do not bother to get a new driver's license/state ID, and I need to write in their new home address and the old address on their ID, or the correct address when their ID is their current passport. Regardless, there us still a lot to fill in.

Geraldine Mathey

17 Feb 2020

If the document being notarized is work-related, I have the person write the work address. If it's personal, they enter their home address.

Lisa deNeveu

21 Feb 2020

I use the date of the exact place I'm sitting when I do the Notarization or, if you're referring to the person's address, I use their home address.

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