How long must I keep my notary journal?

You must keep your journal(s) during the entire period for which you are a notary public. Some states require that when an individual ceases to be a notary for any reason, (including resignation, death, revocation etc.) the notary or the notary's personal representative shall deliver, by certified mail or other means providing a receipt, to the County Clerk in the county in which the notary was commissioned, the notary's journal and other records.