18 NCAC 07B .0902 GENERAL APPLICATION DENIAL
(a) Unqualified applicant. The Director shall deny the application of an applicant for a notary public commission who does not qualify for office based on the factors set forth in Chapter 10B of the General Statutes and this Subchapter.
(b) Current disciplinary action. The Director shall deny an application if the application is submitted before the expiration of a period of suspension or revocation of a commission previously held by the applicant.
(c) Information regarding convictions and judgments.
(1) The Director shall deny an application which contains false information about the applicant's criminal record or record of civil lawsuit findings or admissions of liability based on the applicant's deceit; or
(2) The Director may deny an application which contains misleading information, including:
(A) The applicant's criminal record, including whether all charges were dismissed or consolidated or whether all terms and conditions of a judgment have been completed;
(B) Misstatement or omission of a nonmaterial fact;
(C) Whether a civil lawsuit included findings based on the applicant's deceit; or
(D) Whether, in a civil lawsuit or settlement of a civil lawsuit, an applicant made admissions of liability related to the applicant's deceit.
(d) Applicant notarization. The Director shall deny an application if the applicant notarizes his or her own signature.
(e) The Director shall deny an application if the applicant:
(1) Leaves three or more sections of the application incomplete;
(2) Fails to submit an application for initial appointment within 90 days of class; or
(3) Fails to submit complete and correct information on an application for initial appointment or reappointment after three submissions by the applicant.
History Note: Authority G.S. 10B-5; 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.dy