Washington Notary Services
Recently, the State of Washington passed SB 5081 which requires notary publics to keep a journal for all notarial acts. As of July 2018, Washington notary publics will also be required to store journals in a locked and secured area, which “must be under the Notary’s exclusive control.”
So why all these extra provisions and protections?
Storing details of a transaction or notarial act can help if the details of an event are challenged in court. These recorded details have also helped investigators arrest fraudulent signers who attempted to commit forgeries.
Clearly, the demand for notary publics in Washington is on the rise, and a properly executed notarial act is the key to more than simply making documentation official.
Before you access a Washington notary public, learn about what they can — and can’t — do.