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Employed Notaries - Your Notary Supplies Belong to the Notary

by American Association of Notaries
An employee notary is a notary who obtained a commission at the request of his or her employer. Perhaps your company transacts with clients, such as banks or insurance companies, that must have documents notarized on a regular basis. (more...)

How to Safeguard Your Notary Supplies

by American Association of Notaries
Notaries are responsible for safeguarding their notary supplies against fraudulent use. These items include the notary's original certificate or commission, the notary stamp and seal, and the notary record book of notarial acts. (more...)

How to Properly Destroy Your Expired Notary Stamps and Supplies

by American Association of Notaries
When a notary reaches the end of the notary commission term or decides to end his or her notary career, all expired and defunct notary supplies must be disposed of safely and properly. (more...)

Homeland Security - A Notary Can Contribute

by American Association of Notaries
A notary public is at the forefront of security, in that notaries can significantly reduce fraud and are often responsible for detection of fraudulent identification documents. (more...)
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Texas Notaries Are Forbidden From Recording ID Card Numbers

by American Association of Notaries
As of April 22, 2007 Texas Notaries Public Are Forbidden From Recording Identification Card Numbers in Their Notary Record Books. Section 406.014(a)(5) does not require that the personal information on the identification card be recorded in the notary record book. However, notaries public have recorded the driver's license in their notary record books. (more...)
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