MCL - Act 238 of 2003


Act 238 of 2003

AN ACT to provide for the qualification, appointment, and regulation of notaries; to provide for the levy, assessment, and collection of certain service charges and fees and to provide for their disposition; to create funds; to provide for liability for certain persons; to provide for the admissibility of evidence; to establish the recognition to be given in this state to acknowledgments and other notarial acts performed outside of this state; to prescribe powers and duties of state agencies and local officers; to provide for remedies and penalties; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

History: 2003, Act 238, Eff. Apr. 1, 2004 ;-- Am. 2018, Act 361, Eff. Mar. 12, 2019

The People of the State of Michigan enact:
Document Type Description
Section 55.261 Section Short title.
Section 55.263 Section Definitions; A to I.
Section 55.265 Section Definitions; J to R.
Section 55.267 Section Definitions; S to V.
Section 55.269 Section Notary public; appointment; extension of expiration date for 2020 through 2021.
Section 55.271 Section Notary public; qualifications.
Section 55.273 Section Filing; oath; bond; fee.
Section 55.275 Section Application; format; fee; use of LEIN or ICHAT; certificate of appointment; electronic application and payment process.
Section 55.277 Section Notary education and training fund.
Section 55.279 Section Reappointment; licensed attorney as notary public; cause for cancellation of appointment.
Section 55.281 Section Corrected notary public commission.
Section 55.283 Section Obtaining and reading state statutes.
Section 55.285 Section Performance of notarial acts; scope; verification.
Section 55.285a Section Notarial acts performed in another state; in federally recognized Indian tribe; under federal law; in foreign country; applicability; definition of "foreign country".
Section 55.286 Section Electronic notarization systems; notification required.
Section 55.286a Section Approval of electronic notarization systems; minimum requirements; certification by government-sponsored enterprise.
Section 55.286b Section Remote electronic notarization platforms; requirements; approval; review standards; recording limitations; journal; requirements; custodian.
Section 55.286c Section Use of 2-way real-time audiovisual technology; requirements; signing in counterparts; applicability of section; presumed compliance.
Section 55.286d Section Use of electronic records and signatures; use of 2-way real-time audiovisual technology; applicability of section.
Section 55.287 Section Signature of notary public; statements; stamp, seal, or electronic process; effect of illegible statement.
Section 55.289 Section Repealed. 2006, Act 155, Imd. Eff. May 26, 2006.
Section 55.291 Section Notary public; prohibited conduct.
Section 55.293 Section Person with physical limitations; signature by notary public.
Section 55.295 Section Request by secretary of state; failure to respond.
Section 55.297 Section Misconduct; civil liability; conditions.
Section 55.299 Section Violations of notary public laws.
Section 55.300 Section Investigation by secretary of state; complaint.
Section 55.300a Section Penalties; evidence; notice and hearing; revocation of commission; fine.
Section 55.301 Section Automatic revocation; violation as felony; notification of conviction.
Section 55.303 Section Reapplication after revocation; unpaid fine.
Section 55.305 Section Injunction or restraining order.
Section 55.307 Section Presumption.
Section 55.309 Section Violation as misdemeanor or felony; jurisdiction; penalties and remedies as cumulative.
Section 55.311 Section Notary fees fund.
Section 55.313 Section Maintenance of records.
Section 55.314 Section Application of act.
Section 55.315 Section Rules.