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What is a Notary Public ?
The court defines a notary public as a "public ministerial officer", an agent for the state, and a witness of notarial writing and signatures. A No Public is an honest, moral and responsible member of our society. They are appointed by the office of the Secretary of State to witness by an official seal and written acknowledgement, or jurat, the signing of documents as well as administer oath.
Why are documents notarized ?
To deter fraud. An impartial witness ( the notary ) ensures that the signer of documents are who they say they are and not impostors. The notary make sure that signers have entered into agreements knowingly and willingly.
Why use a Signing Agent?
Why must your clients take a day off work to come to your office, a loan officers office, a title company, or a bank to sign a set of loan papers? Using a Signing Agent (a Mobile Notary Public who specializes in loan executions to meet with your clients at their convenience will make the transaction much smoother. Call on a Signing Agent who will travel to your clients home, office, or any other location, at the time of your choice or your clients choice to sign their loan papers.
May any document be notarized?
For a document to be notarized, it must contain:
  • Text committing the signer in some way
  • An original signature (not a photocopy) of the document signer
  • A notarial "certificate" which may appear on the document itself or on an attachment.
The Notary fills in the certificate, signs it, then applies his or her seal to complete the notarization.
How does a Notary identify a signer?
Generally, the Notary will ask to see a current identification document that has a photograph, physical description and a signature. A driver's license, military or passport will usually be acceptable. Each signer must either present current photo ID such as drivers license, State ID, or passport issued within the last 5 years; or have two other persons present who will swear to the signer's identity, each of whom has a good current photo ID.
What Identification is Required For Notarizations?
Each signer must either present a valid and current photo ID such as:
  • Current California ID (issued within the last 5 years)
  • US Military identification card (issued within the last 5 years)
  • Current Passport. (Non-US passports must have been stamped by the INS)
If none of the above Identification is available, two additional persons who do have one of the above documents may be present who will swear to the signer's identity.
Does notarization mean that a document is "true" or "legal" ?
No. Notaries are not responsible for the accuracy or legality of documents they notarize. Notaries certify the identity of signers. The signers are responsible for the content of the documents.
How may I pay?
We accept:
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Money Order
  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Discover
Disclaimer: Our notary public is not an attorney and not licensed to practice law in the state of California, and can not give advice regarding prepare, draft, or select any legal documents.
Consult an attorney if you need any legal advice or representation.
For more information about our services you can contact us by phone: +1 818 635 2352