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What is a Notary Public? A responsible person appointed by the Secretary of State to witness the signing of important documents and administer oaths.
Why are documents notarized? An impartial witness (the notary) ensures that the signers of documents are who they say they are and not imposters. The notary makes sure that signers have entered into agreements knowingly and willingly.
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, US Military ID (issued within the last 5 years) or current passport. If none of the above-mentioned 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.
What are your fees? Fees for notary services are regulated by the State of California Government Code Section 8211.*
*Additional fees for travel may apply.
What You Will Need As A Signer!
* The person whose signature is being notarized must personally appear before the notary.
* Your completed document (s)
* A valid identification card
* A valid identification card will be required from you, the signer in order for me to notarize your document. One of the following will do, so long as it is current or issued within the past 5 years:
* A state issued driver's license or identification card; U.S. Passport; Foreign Passport stamped by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS); Alien registration card (acceptable only for notarization of INS forms); Military service I.D. card or I.D. card issued by the U.S. government; Drivers license officially issued in Mexico or Canada.