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Glossary of Notary Public, Mortgage, Signing Agent, and Loan Signing Terms.

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Phonetics: ju-ris-dic-tion

Function: noun

A notary's jurisdiction is generally their state of commission. A notary is almost never allowed to notarize outside of the state where their commission is based. Some notaries have dual commissions, meaning that they are commissioned in more than one state. Louisiana is a unique state where a notary can only perform notary acts in one, or several particular parishes. A military base notary public's jurisdiction would be either a particular military base or any military base.

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