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Keeping up with Notary Law

February 8th, 2018 - Notary Newsletter February 2018 In Utah, Notaries Public are commissioned for a four year period. Utah law also requires a person to take and pass a test in order to qualify to become a notary public; however, there are… Continue Reading

5 Steps to Completing a Correct Notarization of a Signature

June 14th, 2017 - Follow these 5 Steps to Completing a Correct Notarization of a Signature

Effective May 9, 2017 Important New Notary Laws

May 9th, 2017 - Dear Utah Notary, The 2017 General Legislative Session brought many needed changes and updates to the current notary code. Included in these numerous changes are new laws, as well as clarification to the existing language of Utah Code Annotated… Continue Reading

Important Notice Regarding Discontinuation of Risk Management Bond

April 3rd, 2017 - RE: DISCONTINUATION OF RISK MANAGEMENT BONDS FOR NOTARY PUBLIC Beginning May 9, 2017, The Division of Risk Management will no longer issue bonds for State employees applying to be notaries public. Current Risk Management bonds issued to notaries will… Continue Reading

Important Notice Regarding All Notaries Public

December 5th, 2016 - RE: Notification to all current and expired Notaries Public Beginning December 10th 2016, the Office of the Lieutenant Governor will no longer be mailing paper copies of the Certificate of Authority issued to Notaries Public. In an effort to… Continue Reading

The Do’s and Don’ts of a Utah Notary Public

November 17th, 2016 - Check out our new section Do’s and Don’ts.

New Notary Public Administrator

August 3rd, 2016 - Jennifer Storie has been named Notary Public Administrator for Utah. Jennifer will oversee Utah’s 20,000 notaries and documents authentication process. “Jen has been a great asset to our office over the years. She has proven her extensive knowledge of… Continue Reading

Employers Who Employ Notaries Public & Adopting Policies Contrary to Title 46

April 22nd, 2016 - According to Utah law, a notary may not refuse to enter into a lawful transaction involving a notarial act. Do not adopt policies to refuse transactions unless there is a legal reason to do so. To “pick and choose”… Continue Reading

Electronic Notarization

April 22nd, 2016 - Notarization of an electronic signature IS VERY RARE and still requires personal appearance. It is a certification of a voluntary signature just the same as any other signature. Notarization of an electronic signature DOES NOT mean by phone, fax, email… Continue Reading