Maryland Notary Journals

Does Maryland require a notary journal?

Yes. Maryland requires a notary journal.

Source: Maryland Notary Public Handbook.

What records must a notary keep? Each notary public is required by law to keep a fair register of all official acts performed. A fair register would include at least:
a. A record of the name and address of each person coming before the notary;
b. The date when they appeared;
c. The method by which each person was identified to the notary;
d. The type of official act (oath or affirmation, acknowledgment, protest, notary as an official witness);
e. The type of document involved (deed, mortgage, lease, motor vehicle form, deposition, etc.);
f. The fee charged; and
g. Signature(s) of person(s) signing document.