Tips for your Notary Visit
The notary must be able to identify the signers. A valid form of identification must be provided. Acceptable forms of ID must be current, government issued, have a photo, signature and physical description (for example, a state-issued driver's license or non-driver's license/ID, military ID, or passport). Please have a valid form of identification for each signer.
All Parties Present
All signers must be present. If the document to be notarized requires more than your signature, please make sure that each person is present with the required identification as well.
Know Your Document
Know what type of notarization you need—an acknowledgment, Jurat or other—prior to your arrival. This is especially important if the notarial certificate is not attached to your document! Please ask the organization or person requiring the notarization to provide you with the notarial statement or to advise the type of notarial statement needed. Because they are not attorneys, notaries cannot decide the type of notarization because type of notarization can have important legal ramifications.
Mark Pages To Be Notarized
Before you arrive, mark the page(s) that needs to be notarized if you are bringing in a large document. Please pay special attention to any blank spaces on the page to be notarized. If there are blank spaces on the page to be notarized, please put a line through the space or write "NA" (not applicable). If there are misspellings, please make changes on the document.
Notaries Are Impartial
Please remember that notaries are impartial and prohibited by law from choosing certificates, preparing documents or providing advice.