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Notary Bulletin

May I Notarize A Deer Hunting Tag?

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Am I able to notarize a deer hunting tag? If so, how do I perform this kind of notarization? — S.F., California

Yes.  California Fish and Game Code section 4341 allows a Notary Public to countersign a deer tag, and section 4755 a bear tag. If asked to countersign a deer or bear tag, just sign the tag and identify yourself on the tag as a Notary Public. No notarial wording is necessary. Do not affix your Notary seal on the tag and do not collect a fee. Additionally, you must record the act in your journal.

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Richard J Higgins

27 Apr 2020

Under what circumstance would I have to notarize a california deer tag?

Walter Grant

27 Apr 2020

You’all certain about this? Not in CA but AZ Notary manual is specific that identifying myself as a Notary Public without using the stamp and notary wording is an improper notarization.

National Notary Association

27 Apr 2020

Hello. 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.

Karen Olson

27 Apr 2020

Why would someone want a deer tag notarized?

Julie Williamson

27 Apr 2020

Do I need to enter the hunter's identification in my journal entry? (CA notary)

National Notary Association

28 Apr 2020

California required Notary journal information can be found here: https://www.nationalnotary.org/notary-bulletin/blog/2017/04/notary-guide-completing-journal-entries

Suzanne

27 Apr 2020

Can I do this in Arizona?

National Notary Association

28 Apr 2020

Hello. As stated in the Hotline Tip above, this question came from California. Arizona Notaries are not authorized to notarize deer tags.

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