308-30-040 - Approval or denial of application

308-30-040. Approval or denial of application

(1) Upon an applicant's fulfillment of the requirements for a notary public commission and/or an electronic records notary public endorsement, and/or a remote notary endorsement, the department shall approve the application and issue the notary public commission and/or any appropriate endorsements.

(2) If the department receives an incomplete or invalid application, the department shall hold the application for thirty calendar days to allow the applicant to cure any defects. After the thirty day period, the application shall be canceled and any application fees forfeited.

(3) An applicant may not perform any notarial acts on a tangible or electronic record before receiving a notary public commission and the appropriate endorsement from the department.

(4) The department may deny a commission or endorsement application if the applicant fails to comply with these rules or does not meet the requirements for licensure.

(Amended by WSR 18-12-028, Filed 5/29/2018, effective 7/1/2018 Amended by WSR 21-05-039, Filed 2/11/2021, effective 3/14/2021)

Statutory Authority: RCW 42.44.190. 93-05-009, § 308-30-040, filed 2/5/93, effective 3/8/93. Statutory Authority: 1985 c 156 §§ 5 and 20. 85-24-025 (Order PL 571), § 308-30-040, filed 11/26/85, effective 1/1/86.

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