I'm a service provider. Nothing makes me happier than to help a client with their notary needs and to help complete their business documents. I get frustrated when, like today for example, I receive incomplete documents with blanks. I kindly instruct my client that the document must be completed prior to notarization especially since this particular document shows dollar amounts and specific, needed dates of other documents. I also explain that I am not an attorney and neither assist in the wording of nor offer advice as to the content of any incomplete document. Then, I hear second-hand that a person at the lender states she is a notary too and that such a notarization (leaving spaces blank) is really "OK" to do. Suddenly, this mobile notary assignment places me in the position of having to refuse to complete the assignment and even argue my position. All because one improperly-informed notary who, if on-site would have performed an illegal act.
Here is the wording, direct from the State of California NOTARY HANDBOOK (2008 version):
NOTARIZATION OF INCOMPLETE DOCUMENTS
A notary public may not notarize a document which is incomplete. If presented with a document for notarization, which the notary public knows from his or her experience to be incomplete or is without doubt on its face incomplete, the notary must refuse to notarize the document. (Government Code section 8205)
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