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What title do I enter for myself on a Patriot Act loan form?

I have been asked to enter my title on a Patriot Act form in a loan package. On the Patriot Act form, should I enter my title as “Notary Public” or “Signing Agent”?A. M., Florida

Enter ‘Signing Agent’ as your title in the Patriot Act form. It would be improper to use the title ‘Notary Public’. Even though you are a Notary Public, you are not acting in a notarial capacity on the Patriot Act form.  As such, you must refrain from using the title of ‘Notary Public’ when signing a form that does not contain a notarial act.

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Tanisha Rene Alexander

05 Sep 2022

Checking on my certificate


17 Sep 2022

This is confusing to me since every other thing I’ve seen says your title is a Notary Public, always put that because that is what your commission is. I’m a newbie and so not experienced at signing agent functions. Is that an official title, or a service you provide?

National Notary Association

06 Oct 2022

On Patriot Act forms you should use the title of “Signing Agent”. Do not use the title “Notary Public” on this form.

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