It's Sunday night and I just finished printing the loan documents for a closing I have tomorrow morning. I was actually amazed that the company was true to their word and sent me the documents in time.
As I was preparing for the closing, I came across this document -- a Notary Identification Statement.
It's asking me to break the law:
Did you spot it? It has a place for my notary seal. It's against the law for a notary to notarize their own signature.
But there's more. Just below this is the following statement:
"Improperly notarizing a document is a violation of state law, any occurrence will be reported to the appropriate authorities."
Oh, they don't have to worry. I have no intentions of violating any state laws. And if they call and ask why I didn't stamp it, I'll quote them:
"Improperly notarizing a document is a violation of state law."