What I Can and Cannot Notarize

A notary is a public servant that has state-wide jurisdiction, who serves to ensure the proper authentication and execution of documents and to deter fraud by making positive identification of all parties to a document. A notary doesn't guarantee the truth or accuracy of documents, has no obligation to verify the contents of a document, and does not legalize or validate documents. A notary is not an attorney and therefore cannot give or accept fees for legal advice.

A notary offers all services necessary to notarize your documents. Before notarization, I can receive by email and print a copy of the documents that need to be notarized. Also, once your documents are notarized, I can copy or scan for your files a copy of the notarized documents (they will have COPY written on them to ensure they will not be used for other than your records). I can also take care of sending your documents by priority mail for you for a fee.

At this time, I do not provide notarial services for depositions, or apostiles. I will be offering this in the future.

Documents That Can be Notarized

  • Power of Attorney
  • Advance Medical Directive (AMD)
  • Will
  • Living Trust
  • Proof of Residence
  • Declaration of Guardianship
  • Name Change
  • Travel Consent
  • Pre-Marital Agreement
  • Vehicle Title Transfer
  • Bill of Sale
  • Pension and Retirement Documents
  • Business Contracts
  • Professional Licensing Documents
  • Government Forms
  • Acknowledgement
  • Jurat
  • Affirmations
  • Affidavits
  • Oaths, Sworn in for Testimony
  • Protests

Documents That Can't Be Notarized

  • Birth Certificates
  • Death Certificates
  • Marriage Certificates
  • Photos (but I can notarize a statement pertaining to an attached photo)
  • Documents with blank spaces
  • Documents in which the name does not match the ID
  • Documents with faxed/copied signatures
  • Backdated or forward-dated documents
  • Documents with missing pages
  • Notarial certificates in a foreign language (Docs in a foreign language may be notarized as long as the notarial certificate is in English)

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