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41-327 - Surname change; notification; continuation of commission
41-327. Surname change; notification; continuation of commission
A notary public who has a change of surname may continue to use the official seal and commission in the notary public's prior name until that commission expires. The notary shall sign the changed surname on the line that is designated for the notary public's signature on the notarial certificate. Immediately below that signature, the notary public shall sign the name under which the notary was commissioned. The notary public shall notify the secretary of state's office within thirty days of the notary's change of surname. Failure to notify the secretary of state of this change of surname is evidence of the notary's failure to fully and faithfully discharge the duties of a notary.