Official signature of a notary public

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Colorado notary law is very specific about the official signature of a notary public. There can be no deviation.  In addition to the notary seal, and official notary signature, the notary must include the expiration date of their commission.  Even that must be worded properly.  According to Colorado Revised Statutes 12-55-112 (3) (Source: LexisNexis(TM)):

CRS 12-55-112 official signature

Colorado Revised Statute 12-55-112 (3)

This is how it should appear on a document:

my commission expires

However, in the closing documents for a closing that I'm doing today, I noticed this wording in the notary certificate:

my term expires

It seems like a small thing.  One word. Why not just write the commission expiration date beside it?  Because it doesn't conform to Colorado notary law.

Instead of writing my commission expiration date beside it, I left it blank and wrote out the words: "My commission expires ..." in a different location. There are perhaps other ways to correct it, but the wording must be specific -- no deviations.



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