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Paper clips: follow state law
Posted by  VT_Syrup of VT on 8/29/19 7:00am Msg #609755
Very often documents will be scanned as soon as the recipient gets them, so it's more convenient if there are no staples. However, CA and states that have passed RULONA (including the original poster's state, WA) require that notary certificates be "attached" to the document.

Generally, staples are considered the minimum for attaching. A more elaborate method that is sometimes used with wills, but unheard of in real estate docs, is to punch holes through all the pages of the notarized doc, run a ribbon through the holes, apply a foil seal over the ends of the ribbon, and use your embosser over the foil.

There has been disagreement in this forum about whether a staple is needed if the notary certificate is on the same page as the signatures of the signers. I say yes, others say no.
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 Printing - Juro Mrsic on 8/28/19 1:50pm
 Re: Printing - schlub/NC on 8/28/19 2:09pm
 Inkjets are a no-no. - Lee/AR on 8/28/19 2:14pm
 You must use a laser printer. Besides, inkjet printing would -  MW/VA on 8/28/19 4:24pm
 Re: Printing - MikeC/TX on 8/28/19 6:35pm
 Re: Printing -  Ernest__CT on 8/28/19 8:21pm
 Re: Printing - Juro Mrsic on 8/28/19 9:10pm
 Stickers??? -  Ernest__CT on 8/28/19 9:28pm
 Re: Printing - Juro Mrsic on 8/28/19 8:59pm
 NO paper clips! n/m -  Ernest__CT on 8/28/19 9:00pm
 Paper clips: follow state law -  VT_Syrup on 8/29/19 7:00am
 staples: follow state law -  VT_Syrup on 8/29/19 7:01am
 Re: Printing -  JanetK_CA on 8/28/19 10:55pm
 For great, real example of fraud risk, see Msg #609735 below n/m -  JanetK_CA on 8/28/19 11:33pm
 I don't use loose certificates. The notary certificate is -  MW/VA on 8/29/19 9:57am
 Re: Printing - ArtG/KS on 8/29/19 5:12pm
 Re: Printing -  JanetK_CA on 8/29/19 8:40pm

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