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Notary Bulletin

Do I need to add county information as part of a notarization?

My Notary stamp has the words "acting in the county of_____" at the bottom. Am I required to fill in the blank even if I am acting in the county of my commission? — C.H., Michigan

You should complete the statement ‘Acting in the County of ______ ‘even if you are acting in the county of your commission.  It is part of your seal impression and not completing this statement could cause delays or rejection of your signer’s document.

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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