Kansas Notary Handbook
(2) with respect to real property, is named, individually, as a grantor, grantee,
mortgagor, mortgagee, trustor, trustee, beneciary, vendor, vendee, les-
sor or lessee, to the transaction.
(c) For purposes of this act, a notary public has no direct nancial or benecial
interest in a transaction when the notary public acts in the capacity of an
agent, employee, insurer, attorney, escrow agent or lender for a person having
a direct nancial or benecial interest in the transaction.
53-113. Limitation of actions against notary and sureties. No suit shall be in-
stituted against any such notary or his or her securities more than three years
aer the cause of action accrues.
53-114. Notary’s change of name or seal; notication; new seal required.
(a) If a notary public changes name by any legal action, such notary shall obtain
a new notary seal which meets the requirements established by K.S.A. 53-105,
and the seal shall contain the new name of the notary. Prior to performing any
acts as a notary public aer such change, the notary shall mail or deliver to the
secretary of state notice of the change of name which shall include a specimen
of the new seal and a specimen of the notary’s new ocial signature.
(b) If a notary public obtains a new seal for any reason, the notary shall mail or
deliver to the secretary of state notice of the change of seal which shall include
an impression of the new seal.
(c) Such notication, as provided for in subsections (a) and (b), shall be made
on forms provided by the secretary of state within thirty (30) days aer such
change has occurred.
53-115. Cancellation of notary public’s bond; notice requirements. No surety
on a notary public’s bond shall cancel such bond without giving written notice
thereof to the secretary of state. Fourteen (14) days aer receipt of such notice by
the secretary of state, said surety shall no longer be liable on such bond.
Whenever the secretary of state receives notice of a surety’s intention to
cancel a notary’s bond, said secretary of state shall notify the aected notary pub-
lic that unless such notary les another good and sucient surety bond with the
secretary of state on or before the cancellation date of such notary public’s surety
bond, then such notary will no longer be authorized to perform notarial acts with-
in this state.
53-116. Resignation. If a notary public no longer desires to be a notary public in
this state, the notary shall send immediately by mail or deliver to the secretary of
state a letter of resignation informing the secretary of state of the notary’s desire
to resign as a notary public in the state of Kansas. e appointment of the notary
shall thereupon cease to be in eect.