As we enter a new year, I would like to address a concern regarding how documents are dated.
In previous years it was common practice to date documents using just the last two digits of the year, for example, 1/3/19. As we are now in the year 2020, the use of just “20” allows a date to be easily modified which increases the risk of fraud and leaves a great deal open to interpretation as far as when a document was signed or any time frames that were intended.
In order to alleviate any such question or the possibility of pre or postdating documents, please ensure that all documents and forms are dated with the complete year as 2020 and not abbreviated.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact my office. Thank you for your time.
Sussex County Clerk