Most Common Complaints Against Notaries
The Colorado Secretary of State regulates notaries in Colorado. They publish a list of the most common signed complaints against Colorado notaries.
The most common problem on the list of complaints is that a document was notarized outside the physical presence of the signer. Notaries must meet face to face with the document signer. A solution is for the notary to take a thumbprint of the signer, providing evidence of the face to face meeting.
List of Common Complaints
|1||Notarized outside the presence of the signer||33%||48%||68%||75%||77%||69%|
|4||Notary has disqualifying interest||6%||9%||3%||3%||7%||6%|
|5||Blank spaces in document||6%||6%||1%||3%||–||8%|
|6||Notary has criminal history||6%||4%||4%||2%||1%||–|
|8||No satisfactory evidence of ID||4%||3%||3%||3%||–||–|
|9||Unauthorized Practice of Law||4%||–||1%||1%||–||4%|
|10||Signer suffering from dementia||4%||1%||2%||–||–||–|
Colorado Notary Training
Notary training and testing is a good method to avoid problems and complaints.
Notary training and a notary exam have only been required in Colorado since May 2010. Many notaries have never attended a notary training course or passed a notary exam.
It is important when you choose a notary to find a professional that has completed Colorado notary training and a notary exam to reduce the risks and problems caused by notary errors. Look for a notary that has experience, as well as training.