Notary Home Study Course

California Sub-Division Maps

The only instance when an official notary seal is not required when notarizing a document is for an acknowledgment of a California Subdivision map. If you find yourself notarizing this document and cannot use your seal because of the texture or some other reason, you may write the information contained on the seal. You would include a) your name  b) the county of your principal place of business c) commission expiration date all typed or printed below or immediately adjacent to the signature of the notary on the acknowledgment.

The commission number is not required in this instance.

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