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Do I always need a witness when notarizing loan documents?

I am notarizing documents for a property sale, and the property is in Tennessee. Does Tennessee require a witness when notarizing real estate documents? The signing company has not requested one, and I have not seen the documents yet.A.L., Louisiana

Tennessee does not typically require witnesses for a deed or mortgage; however, if the deed or mortgage has signature lines for witnesses, you should confirm with the closing agent for the transaction or your contracting company and follow their instructions.

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Loree J. Mahr

08 Feb 2022

Where do I take my journal to in Texas? (Dallas) Thanks!

National Notary Association

18 Feb 2022

Hello. Just to clarify, are you asking where you turn in your journal when your Notary commission ends?

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