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Should I record a signer's license number in my journal?

Do I write the signer's driver license number in the journal entry?G. C., Florida

The State of Florida does not require Notaries to keep a journal for traditional notarizations. In situations where state law does not address this issue, we recommend that you keep a journal but for privacy reasons note just the type of ID and expiration date. 

Notaries in other states should follow their commissioning state's laws regarding entering ID numbers in a journal entry. 

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