Denial, Revocation, and Suspension
Failure to abide by any of the rules and regulations set forth in HRS 456, Chapter 5-11 HAR, the Hawaii Notary Public Manual, and any other rules and regulations enacted by the State of Hawaii, Attorney General’s office can be considered grounds for refusal to renew or reinstate a commission, revoke or suspend a commission, and even impose fines for each violation to the notary public. Below is a brief list of some of the reasons you can be denied a commission or have your commission revoked or suspended. Please review Chapter 5-11-39 HAR for a more detailed list.
- Not being able to read, write, or speak the English language with understanding.
- Obtaining a commission through means of fraud.
- Failure to maintain a record journal in accordance with laws.
- Using your commission to commit fraud.
- Using your notary name in a deceptive or misleading way, including in advertisements.
- Failure to complete the processing of your commission by filing your commission with the clerk of the circuit court in the jurisdiction you reside.
- Failure to pass the notary public exam.