The state of Iowa does not require keeping a record of notarizations, however, it can be an effective tool in deterring fraud. It is common practice at Halitek to keep record of all notarizations performed, including requiring signers to affix their signature as an additional proof of the notarization. The information we record includes, but is not limited to, form of identification used to identify the signer, legal information from the ID, when we met, what documents were notarized and what type of notarization was performed as well as the signature of the signer. With these steps, we practice a reasonable standard of care toward a proper notarization.
The Signing Agent Journal we use can be purchased complete with Security Shield at Notary Central Supplies