Massachusetts Notary Journals

Does Massachusetts require a notary journal?

A journal shall be recommended as the best practice, but not required, for a notary public who is an attorney licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or employed by such attorney.

Source: Massachusetts law about notaries public.

The journal must be a bound book with sequentially numbered pages. A journal that has entries that are sequentially numbered will satisfy this requirement as well. The purpose of requiring a bound book is to prevent pages from being removed or altered. The book might be a special notary journal or a plain, bound book with sequentially numbered pages from a stationery store. Regardless of the kind of book you use, you must record all the information required by law.