Journal of Notarial Acts Law and Legal Definition
Journal of notarial acts refers to notary public’s sequential record of notarial transactions. Generally, it is a bound book listing the date, time, and type of each official act. Journal of notarial acts also record type of instrument acknowledged or verified before the notary. It records the signature of each person whose signature is notarized. Journal of notarial cts also records the type of information used to verify the identity of parties whose signatures are notarized, and the fee charged. It is also used as evidence in court. Journal of notarial acts is also known as notarial record, notarial register, or notary record book.
In Finnegan v. Old Republic Title Co. of St. Louis, Inc., 2007 Mo. App. LEXIS 974 (Mo. Ct. App. June 26, 2007), it was held that each notary public should provide and keep a permanently bound journal of notarial acts.