State of Texas. NOTARY PUBLIC REGULATIONS “TEST YOUR NOTARY SKILLS- WHAT YOU KNOW FACT OR FICTION ” Brought to you by TERESA FROST Texas Agency Manager. Notary Skills. A notary public is a public servant and an officer of the state. As a notary You take an oath of office
NOTARY PUBLIC REGULATIONS
“TEST YOUR NOTARY SKILLS-
WHAT YOU KNOW FACT OR FICTION”
Brought to you by
Texas Agency Manager
Primary duty of the notary public is to serve as a disinterested party in authenticating acts of the signing party
You should not:
Record Book – Section 406.014 of the Texas Government Code, a notary public is required to maintain a record book.
Contents of Record Book
Required information is set forth in section 406.014 of the Texas Government Code
Additional Record Book Requirements
If you are notarizing an instrument proved by a witness, the record book must contain:
Additional Information Required in Record Book
If land is conveyed by the instrument, the
Notary record book must include:
Name of the original grantee; and
County where the land is located
Your Notary Book is Public Information
Section 406.024 of the Government Code authorizes a notary or the notary’s employer to charge for services rendered by the notary, but sets a maximum fee for those services.
If a fee is charges, the notary must keep a fee book.
If you intend to charge for notary services, please review the code.
As a notary, you must always insist that the person for whom the notarization is performed appear before you at the time the notarization is executed
Section 406.008 of the Texas Government Code sets forth prohibited acts for a notary. Engaging in these acts can result in revocation of the notary commission, a claim against the notary bond, personal and criminal liability
INDIVIDUAL WITH DISABILITY
As a notary, you may sign the name of an individual who is physically unable to sign or make a mark on a document which is presented to you to notarize.
The following must be included beneath the signature of the individual
“Signature affixed by notary in the presence of (name of witness), a disinterested witness, under section 406.0165 Government Code”
Notaries have existed since ancient times and continue to serve an important and necessary function in today’s world. As a public official, a notary public is held to a high standard. There is a high degree of trust that is attached to the notary’s actions.
KNOW THE NOTARY LAWS