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Are thumbprints required in my state for Notary journal entries?

Are thumbprints required for Notary journals in the state of New Jersey?L. H., New Jersey

No, New Jersey does not require Notaries to obtain a thumbprint of each signer in a journal entry.

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James Recchia

26 Sep 2022

Does Michigan require Notaries to obtain a thumbprint of each signer in a journal entry. Thank you James Recchia

National Notary Association

26 Sep 2022

Hello. No, Michigan does not require a signer thumbprint for journal entries.

Donna N.

26 Sep 2022

I am a Nevada notary. I was recently told by a paralegal that thumbprints are not required here. Did I miss something new? For safety's sake, I have always taken thumbprints for all transactions.

National Notary Association

26 Sep 2022

Hello. No, Nevada does not require a signer thumbprint for Notary journal entries.

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