Notary Public Complaint Form. This is a Texas form and can be use in Notary Secretary Of State.
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Form 2304--General Information (Notary Public Complaint) The attached form is designed to meet minimal statutory filing requirements pursuant to the relevant code provisions. This form and the information provided are not substitutes for the advice and services of an attorney. Commentary Section 87.47 of Title 1 of the Texas Administrative Code requires the completion of this form to file a complaint against a Texas notary public. The complaint form must be typewritten or legibly printed. This office will not open a complaint file relating to the allegations until the complaint form is properly completed and returned to this office. The complaint should be in English or accompanied by a sworn translation in English. A document on file with the secretary of state is a public record subject to public access and disclosure. When providing address information, use a business or post office box address rather than a residence address if privacy concerns are an issue. Instructions for Form Notary Public Information: Include as much of the requested information as you know. Complainant Information: Provide contact information for the person alleging the misconduct. Witness Information: List the names and addresses of any witnesses who have personal knowledge of the alleged misconduct. Use an additional sheet if necessary. Allegations: Please select the specific allegation related that best describes the nature of your complaint. You may select more than one allegation. Provide relevant information relating to each allegation. Supporting Documentation: The complaint form must include copies of all documents that relate to the allegations made in the complaint. Execution: Sign and date the last page of the complaint form before a notary public or other officer authorized to perform an oath. Delivery Instructions: The form and supporting documentation may be mailed to the Notary Public Unit, P.O. Box 13375, Austin, Texas 78711-3375 or delivered to the James Earl Rudder Office Building, 1019 Brazos, Austin, Texas 78701. Questions concerning the complaint may be directed to the Notary Public Unit at (512) 463-4686. Revised 06/2016 Form 2304 1 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com Submit to: SECRETARY OF STATE Notary Public Unit P O Box 13375 Austin, TX 78711-3375 512-463-4686 512-463-5255 Fax firstname.lastname@example.org Form #2304 Rev. 06/2016 This space reserved for office use NOTARY PUBLIC COMPLAINT Notary Public Information Name: Address: Street Employer: Business Address: Street Date Notary's Commission Expires (as shown on document(s)): Date(s) of alleged improper acts: City Phone No.: Phone No.: State Zip City State Zip Complainant Information Name: Address: Street Email Address: City Phone No.: State Zip Witness Information Name: Address: Street Name: Address: Street Name: Address: Street Form 2304 2 Phone No.: City Phone No.: State Zip City Phone No.: State Zip City USE AN ADDITIONAL SHEET IF NECESSARY State Zip American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com Important Notice Regarding the Complaint Process The Office of the Secretary of State may take disciplinary action against a notary public in cases where good cause exists. The disciplinary action taken is within the discretion of the Office and can range from an informal reprimand to, at most, revocation of the notary's commission. This Office cannot determine the validity of the notarized document or obtain restitution for losses that may have been caused by a notary's action. This Office cannot assist in filing a claim against the notary's bond and does not have the power to prosecute a notary for criminal violations associated with the notary's official duties. This Office does not represent you as the complainant or the notary in the complaint process. Complainants must have been personally harmed by the actions of a notary and need to present factual evidence, within complainant's personal knowledge, that the notary engaged in conduct that violates the laws and rules governing the conduct of Texas notaries public. This Office will not open a complaint based on allegations of widespread misconduct by an entire company, or unsupported allegations regarding the geographic location of the notaries and signers. This Office does not have jurisdiction and cannot take action against a person who is not a commissioned notary public or a notary who is not currently commissioned. Your complaint must allege a violation of the Texas Government Code §406, Civil Practice and Remedies Code §121, and/or Texas Administrative Code Title 1 Chapter 87. Below, please circle the specific allegation(s) brought against the commissioned notary public and complete page 4. A. I have personal knowledge that the notary executed a notarial certificate that included a false statement. B. I did not appear before the notary for the notarization. C. I was overcharged for a notarial act. D. My signature was forged on the notarized document. E. I requested copies of a notary's record book directly from the notary and my request was NOT responded to. F. I requested copies of a notary's record book, but they responded they no longer had their record book. (Example: It was lost/stolen, etc.) G. The notary is advertising as a "notario" or "notario publico". (Please attach documentation) H. The notary public failed to complete a notarial certificate. I. The notary notarized their own signature. Please continue to page 4 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com Form 2304 3 Allegations What are the facts upon which the allegation(s) is based? (If your allegation was not listed on the previous page, please list it here.) Please note that this Office does not consider handwriting analysis as evidence for the complaint filed. Form 2304 4 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com Supporting Documentation Please mark each supporting document attached to this complaint that should be reviewed by the Office of the Secretary of State. (Please do not submit confidential information such as driver license numbers, etc.) Copy of letters and return receipt mail sent to the notary public. Copy of the notarized document in question. Copy of notary log if obtained from notary public. Copy of receipt for overcharged notarization. Proof of a notary public advertising as "notario" or "notario publico". Proof of unauthorized practice of law (UPL). Other (Please list and specify in the space below). Verification I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is t