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Has a notary, it is your responsibility to know your basic notarial duties and your notary state laws and keep up to date with law changes in your state because notary state laws are different in every state.  Has a notary you are strictly prohibited from giving any legal advice or drafting legal documents in any state in the U.S.

A notary public is legally allowed to notarize documents from any state as long the notarial acts are conducted within the physical boundaries of the notary’s state of commission.  But remember that the notary state laws of the state in which the notarial act takes place supersede those of the state from which the document originated.

A notary public is liable for all damages caused by his or her errors, omissions, improper notarizations, or negligence in the performance of a notarial act even if such actions were made inadvertently.  Every notary should have a handbook that covers the pertinent notary laws and valuable information and techniques for the state they are commissioned.

To recap, you have you must follow your SPECIFIC notary state laws for the state in which you are commissioned. It is also important for notary publics to carefully read the wording within the notarial certificate to ensure it accurately follows their state laws.