A notarization is generally an assurance made by a Notary Public that a document’s signature is genuine, that the signer acted without duress and that the signer intended the terms of the document to be in full force and effect. Most requests for notarization involve the signing of documents. In all cases, all signers and any required witness(es) must be present for the notarization.
Be prepared to sign your documents with your notary:
– Bring a valid, government issued photo ID with you when you visit for notary services.
– Be sure to bring all of the documents that need to be notarized with you.
– Be sure the documents are complete and ready for signature.
– If you need legal advice, please consult an attorney. The notary public is prohibited from helping you to prepare, complete, or understand legal documents.