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Can a Notary Public in the state of Texas administer an Oath

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Can a Notary Public in the state of Texas administer an Oath to compel the truth without a document to be notarized and no signature verification and record it in the notarial record as being administered by the oath takers?
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Q: Can a Notary Public in the state of Texas administer an Oath to compel the truth without a document to be notarized and no signature verification and record it in the notarial record as being administered by the oath takers?
A: A notary can administer an oath to tell the truth. There does not need to be a document to sign or signature verification (what would there be to verify if there is no document?). For example, in a hearing or deposition, a notary could theoretically administer an oath to tell the truth.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
This question refers to the question about Internet Wedding ceremonies. I am a Notary Public, Signing Agent, Judicial Process Server, and a Marriage Officiant in Carrollton Texas. I am seeking to conduct the internet wedding, however my conscience..LOL..compels me to at least administer the oath under penalties of perjury so that at least I know they are on Texas soil. A county clerk is not one to have mad at you nowadays!
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
If I have the ability to administer and Oath over the internet then yes. I recall a federal judge from Hawaii convened her court here in Texas in family court and had me place parents under oath for an adoption, but a notary public is far far removed from what a federal judge can do...so wanted to make sure there was no law stating a Notary could not place people under oath over media devices.
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No, I do not believe that you can administer an oath over media such as telephone or video. A notary must be in the presence of the person to whom he is giving the oath. I wish that I had better news.
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