(a)  A notary shall notify the Director of changes in name, address or county as required by G.S. 10B-50, 10B-51, and 10B-53.

(b)  A notary shall notify the Director that the notary has been convicted of a crime as set out in G.S. 10B-3(9) and Rule .0201 of this Subchapter, within 45 days of the date on which judgment is entered.

(c)  A notary shall notify the Director of changes in:

(1)           Residency or place of work to a location outside the State of North Carolina;

(2)           Residency status in the United States;

(3)           Ability to speak, read and write the English language;

(4)           A finding or admission of liability in a civil lawsuit based upon the notary's deceit;

(5)           Revocation, suspension, restriction, or denial of a professional license by the State of North Carolina or any other state or nation;

(6)           A finding that the notary has engaged in official misconduct, whether or not disciplinary action resulted;

(7)           A finding or a charge that a notary has knowingly used false or misleading advertising in which the notary was represented as having powers, duties, rights or privileges that a North Carolina notary, by law, does not possess; or

(8)           The North Carolina State Bar or the courts of North Carolina or the bar or courts of any other state or nation finding that the notary has engaged in the unauthorized practice of law.

(d)  A notary shall respond within the time period set out in a request from the Director for information, including a request for information regarding wrongful notarial acts alleged to have been performed by the notary.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 10B-14(f);

Eff. April 1, 2007;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. December 6, 2016.