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RULE §87.52Public Information

(a) Subject to subsection (b) of this section, records regarding notarial acts performed are public information. On payment of all fees, the notary public shall promptly provide a certified copy of any entries in the notary public's records to any person requesting the copy. The notary shall provide the certified copy no later than 10 business days from the date of receipt of the fees, unless the notary cannot produce the certified copy within 10 business days from the date of receipt of the fees, in which case the notary shall certify that fact in writing to the person requesting the copy on or before the 10th business day from the date of receipt of the fees, and set a date and hour within a reasonable time when the certified copy will be provided, and shall provide the information by that date and hour. If the notary has inadvertently included personal identifiable information in the record contrary to §87.50 of this title (relating to Prohibition Against Recording Personal Information), the notary must redact that personal information prior to release of the information.

(b) If any portion of the audio visual recording of an online notarization includes biometric information or includes an image of the identification card used to identify the principal, that portion of the recording is confidential and shall not be released without consent of the individual(s) whose identity is being established, unless ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction or upon request by the secretary of state.

Source Note: The provisions of this §87.52 adopted to be effective August 19, 2018, 43 TexReg 5355

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