notarial record

n. (also journal of notarial acts) a register, usually kept in a bound volume, that lists the date, time, and type of each official act a document drafted or paraphrased by a civil law notary, filed into public record, and housed in a notarial archives


The notarial record1 typically includes the instrument presented to the notary, the signature of each person whose signature is notarized, the information used to verify the parties' identities, and any fee charged. A notarial record2 has a different meaning in Louisiana, which has a civil law, rather than common law, tradition.