Oops, didn't realize my CA notary license expired. Am I in big trouble?
December 9, 2012 8:19 AM Subscribe
I let my California Notary license expire but did not turn in my journal or destroy my seal. I have NOT notarized anything since expiration of my license and basically notarized things so infrequently before that I forgot about renewing altogether. On the SOS website it says I should have turned in all my records within 30 days of expiration but it has been about a year. I am planning on doing this now but wondering if I will get in trouble, have to pay a fine, etc.
posted by anonymous to Law & Government (6 answers total)
I know I should have paid better attention but was dealing with moving (another thing I should have updated with the SOS) and serious health issues (emergency spine surgery, pain killers, etc) at the time of the expiration. Whatever reminder came in the mail probably got shredded in a painkiller induced haze.
I just recently realized my mistake and want to get a picture of how much trouble I'm in. I am planning on doing the right thing as soon as I unpack the notary stuff. I'm just curious about the consequences of forgetting to do things on time.