Contract Needs To Be Notarized In San Francisco Only?

I had another issue with a customer a few weeks ago claiming she was told by an out-of-state attorney her surrogate (birth) contract had to be notarized in San Francisco. This meant the couple had to drive 2 hours from Sacramento so I made sure they confirmed the gas guzzling drive was necessary.

I’ve only heard of this city jurisdiction requirement for notaries obtaining commissions. I guess a lawyer would know about this issue but was wondering if anyone’s come across it before?