|(a) A notary public must notify the secretary of state
in writing of a change in address within 10 days of the change. To
notify the secretary of state of a change of address, the notary public
should complete and submit Form 2302 (Notary Public Change of Address
Form). This form is available on the secretary of state web site.
(b) The secretary of state sends all official notices,
including notices of complaints and requests to respond to complaints,
to the notary public at the address on file with the secretary's office.
Failure to change the address may, consequently, result in a revocation
of the notary commission if, for example, the notary fails to timely
respond to a complaint or to a request for public information.
(c) A notary public who removes his or her residence
from Texas or no longer qualifies under the residency exceptions provided
under §87.12 of this title (relating to Qualification by an Escrow
Officer Residing in an Adjacent State) vacates the office of notary
public and must surrender the notary commission to the secretary of