Are you a Notary Public in New York? Are you aware of the new record keeping rules for the new year…
Effective immediately, as of January 25, 2023, all notaries are required to keep a journal, also known as “records.” The records must be maintained for TEN years and be capable of being produced to the Secretary of State and others as necessary in relation to the performance of the notary’s public obligations.
The records must be made contemporaneously with the performance of the notarial act and must include:
- The date, approximate time and type of notarial acts performed
- The name and address of any individuals for whom a notarial act was performed
- The number and type of notarial services provided
- The type of credential used to identify the principal, including, for verification made where a notary relies on the oath or affirmation of two witnesses who identify themselves with a valid government issued ID and who know the document signer personally, the names of the witnesses and, if applicable, the type of credential used
- The verification procedures used for any personal appearance before the notary public
New York Department of State has adopted the preceding changes to Title 19 of the NYCRR, Chapter V, Subchapter E, Part 182 with the addition of Sections 182.2-182.11.
For more detailed information about these and other recent additions, including information and changes regarding electronic notary public practices, visit dos.ny.gov/notary-public or contact Steve Diamond directly.
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