COMMISSIONER OF DEEDS LAW - RSA 455:12
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REQUIREMENTS AND APPLICATION
PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING
AFTER COMMISSIONED BY GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
POWERS OF A COMMISSIONER OF DEEDS
Every Commissioner of Deeds shall have the power to:
While RSA 455 does not require a Commissioner of Deeds to use a seal when making acknowledgements, RSA 456-B The Uniform Law on Notarial Acts does require the use of a seal. We recommend that when performing an act as a Commissioner of Deeds, you do so under your official seal.
A justice of the peace (commissioner of deeds) signing an acknowledgement or jurat on any document or instrument shall type, print, or stamp the name of the justice of the peace (commissioner of deeds) and state the expriation date of his or her commission on the document or instrument. However, failure to meet these requirements shall not impair the legal validity of any acknowledgement or jurat.
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