New Jersey Notary Journals

Does New Jersey require a notary journal?

Yes. New Jersey requires all New Jersey notaries to keep a notary journal.

Source: New Jersey Notary Public Manual.

A notary public shall maintain a journal of all notarial acts performed.
1. The journal may be created and maintained on a tangible medium or in an electronic format.
2. A notary public shall maintain only one journal at a time to chronicle all notarial acts, whether those notarial acts are performed regarding tangible or electronic records.
3. If the journal is maintained on a tangible medium, it shall be a permanent, bound register with consecutively numbered lines and consecutively numbered pages.
4. If the journal is maintained in an electronic format, it shall be in a permanent, tamper-evident electronic format.