(1) A certified copy or facsimile of the document cannot be obtained from the office of any recorder of public documents or custodian of documents in this state; and
(2) The production of a facsimile, preparation of a copy or certification of a copy of the document does not violate any state or federal law.
(b) Every notary public shall retain a facsimile of each document he has certified as a facsimile of another document, together with other papers or copies relating to his notarial acts.
(c) The certification of a facsimile shall be substantially in the following form:
State of __________________ County of _________________.
I, _______________________ (name of notary), a notary public in and for said state, do certify that on ____________ (date) I carefully compared the attached facsimile of _________________ (type of document) and the facsimile I now hold in my possession. They are complete, full, true and exact facsimiles of the document they support to reproduce.
(Official signature and official seal of notary)
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session