Lost or Stolen Journal Requirments

If the sequential journal is stolen, lost, misplaced, destroyed, damaged, or otherwise rendered unusable, the notary public must immediately notify the Secretary of State by certified or registered mail. The notification must include: The periods of journal entries The notary public commission number The commission expiration date When applicable, a photocopy of the police report […]

What do I do with my notary public journal and stamp once my commission is no longer valid?

This is a common question the Secretary of State’s website answers well: If any notary public resigns, is disqualified, removed from office, or allows his or her appointment to expire without obtaining reappointment within 30 days, all notarial records and papers must be delivered to the clerk of the county in which the notary public’s […]

Steps to Becoming a Notary Public

Steps to becoming a Notary Public: Register and complete an approved Notary Course. The 6-hr course is for first time Notaries, returning notaries who wish a better understating of the latest notary laws, and notaries whose Commission has lapsed. The 3-hr course is for returning Notaries whose commission has not had a lapsed. Note: The […]