Notary Public Class

Best Practice Tips

Learn best practice tips as a notary public to implement.

Signers with Incomplete Documents and what to do if Blank Spaces are on Documents

A notary public cannot take an acknowledgment on a document that is incomplete. When presented with a document containing a signature to be notarized, the notary public should visually scan the document to determine if the document is complete. Blank spaces and blank lines should be examined to ensure information is not missing. Also, if a notary public has experience with a particular type of document, and knows what information should be stated in the document, and that information is missing or incomplete, the notary public must refuse to notarize the signature.