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Do I require a witness when notarizing a deed?

I need to notarize a deed and I wanted to confirm that Washington is not a state that requires a witness.S.D., Arizona

According to the information we have, Washington is not a state that requires an extra witness to properly execute a property deed. However, if the agency that will be receiving the document requires witnesses on the document, you should follow those instructions.

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Rosemary Mathews

19 Apr 2023

When witnessing a signature on a deed in New Mexico, whose responsibility is it to provide the witness, the notary's or the signer's (the owner of the document)?

National Notary Association

22 Jun 2023

It is the responsibility of the signer to provide the witness.

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