Your Cookies are Disabled! NationalNotary.org sets cookies on your computer to help improve performance and provide a more engaging user experience. By using this site, you accept the terms of our cookie policy. Learn more.

Notary News

California Notaries Will See Driver’s Licenses Listing A New Gender Choice In 2019

By David Thun on January 10, 2019 - Starting this year, California Notaries can expect to see driver's licenses and ID cards listing "Nonbinary" as a new gender choice. These new licenses and IDs may still be accepted as proof of identity.

Read full article

Grand Jury Report: Faulty Notarizations Facilitated Deed Fraud Epidemic

By Michael Lewis on January 09, 2019 - Following an epidemic of real estate crimes involving forged documents, a New York grand jury has called for sweeping reforms to the state's Notary laws.

Read full article

Electronic Signatures: Changing The Game For Notaries

By Michael Closen and Timothy Reiniger on November 13, 2018 - For thousands of years, the only way to sign a document was putting ink to paper. But digital technology has created a whole new concept of signing.

Read full article

Under The Microscope: Notaries In The Election Process

By Michael Closen on October 24, 2018 - Elections regularly stir up a hornet's nest of controversies and challenges about the notarizations of documents.

Read full article

Remote Notarization: What You Need To Know

By Michael Lewis on June 27, 2018 - As more states consider remote notarization, Notaries and signers want to know more about how it works. Here are answers to the most common questions.

Read full article

New Notary Book Highlights Best Practices

By David Thun on May 23, 2018 - A new book by one of the nation’s leading Notary law experts offers real-world guidance to help you perform sound notarizations.

Read full article

5 Unusual Types Of Notarizations

By David Thun on May 17, 2018 - Throughout history, Notaries been asked to perform odd tasks. Here’s a look at 5 unusual duties Notaries in certain states can perform.

Read full article

Notary Scholar: Questions About Notarization Put President Trump’s Confidentiality Agreement With Stormy Daniels At Risk

By Michael Closen on March 15, 2018 - Notary law expert Michael Closen discusses the investigation of possible Notary errors in a confidentiality agreement allegedly made between Stormy Daniels and President Donald Trump.

Read full article

Clara Shortridge Foltz: Opening Doors For Women To Become Notaries

By Gail R. Delaney on March 05, 2018 - They say necessity is the mother of invention, but in the case of Clara Shortridge Foltz, a mother’s necessity paved the way to many firsts for women — including becoming California’s first woman Notary — that have since molded our nation and our justice system.

Read full article

USCIS Announces More I-9 Webinars For Notaries Due To Popular Demand

By David Thun on January 24, 2018 - Thanks to overwhelming interest, USCIS officials are scheduling additional webinars to answer questions from Notaries about completing I-9 forms.

Read full article