42.45.010  <<  42.45.020 >>   42.45.030

Authority to perform notarial act. (Effective until October 1, 2020.)

(1) A notarial officer may perform a notarial act authorized by this chapter or by law of this state other than this chapter.
(2)(a) A notarial officer may not perform a notarial act with respect to a record to which the officer or the officer's spouse or domestic partner is a party, or in which any of the above have a direct beneficial interest.
(b) A notarial officer may not notarize the notarial officer's own signature.
(c) A notarial act performed in violation of this subsection (2) is voidable.

Authority to perform notarial act. (Effective October 1, 2020.)

(1) A notarial officer may perform a notarial act authorized by this chapter or by law of this state other than this chapter.
(2)(a) A notarial officer may not perform a notarial act with respect to a record to which the officer or the officer's spouse or domestic partner is a party, or in which any of the above have a direct beneficial interest.
(b) A notarial officer may not notarize the notarial officer's own signature.
(c) A notarial act performed in violation of this subsection (2) is voidable.
(3) A notarial officer may certify that a tangible copy of an electronic record is an accurate copy of the electronic record.

NOTES:

Effective date2019 c 154: See note following RCW 42.45.280.
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