Responding to SOS

  • Communicating with the Secretary of State
    • Communications between the Secretary of State and notaries public to be made by certified mail, or the use of any other means of physical delivery that provides a receipt for these communications, (for example: FedEx, USPS, UPS).
  • A notary public has two separate duties to respond to written requests of the California Secretary of State.
    • Request for Information: Upon receiving a written request for information relating to official acts performed by the notary public, he/she must respond by certified mail or any other means of physical delivery that provides a receipt within 30 calendar days.
    • Certified Copies of the Journal: Within the time specified in the written request by the California Secretary of State, a notary public must furnish certified copies of the entire or any portion of his or her notarial journal that is requested.

 

 

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