What is a notary public?
Notary public is a person of integrity who is appointed to act as an impartial witness to the signing of an important transaction and to perform a notarial act, which validates the transaction. A notary’s primary purpose is to prevent fraud and forgery by requiring the personal presence of the signer and satisfactorily identifying the signer.
Who can be a credible witness?
An uninvolved person (someone not mentioned and not a family member) . Neighbors and friends are commonly used. A credible witness cannot benefit from the notary transaction.
Can a Mobile Notary or Notary/Loan Signing Agent prepare legal documents?
No. A Notary who is not a lawyer does not have the authority to prepare legal documents. All documents presented to the notary should have the correct form of notary certificate attached. As a notary, our job is to perform the notarial act and complete the notarial certificate.
How much are notarization fees?
Notarization fees are based on the per stamp rate of $10 each. Additional travel fees are assessed based on the distance our notaries have to travel. Travel rates start at $25. Fees will be collected in advance.