When: Date and Time of Each Official Act
The date and time of the official act must be recorded for two reasons:
- the law requires it and
- you may need this information as proof of an official act if your journal is audited.
It bears repeating that the date and time of the notarial act should not be entered until the notarial act is actually performed.
The date and timelines in the journal should not be used as an appointment place card for future appointments. If a future date and time are entered in anticipation of a notary act, and that notarial act fails to happen, you now have a blank line in your journal that will be questioned if your journal is audited.