Frequently asked questions
A notary public is a person commissioned by the California Secretary of State to serve the public as a neutral witness. A notary performs notarial acts that are allowed or required by law.
A notary is a verifier, an authenticator, an impartial agent for the state, a public recorder of acts, and an unbiased, official witness.
We accept all forms of payment. For individuals we accept a check or cash. Signing companies pay us directly through escrow.
This varies by State Law. By California law, the maximum fee allowed for a notarization is $15 per document. But a mobile notary is entitled to negotiate fees for travel and time. For details, see schedule of fees.
Mobile notaries accept a variety of documents. A current driver’s license, passport, non-driver’s ID or military ID is always acceptable.
Note: Only U.S. issued identifications are acceptable forms of ID.
A complete notarization is as follows:
- Receiving and confirming evidence of the signer’s identify including signature.
- Administering an oath or affirmation (if applicable)
- Applying the signature, notarial certificate and stamp of the notary on the document.
A Notary Public only verifies the identity of the signer and administers oaths or takes acknowledgments that the signer did sign the document and that they swear that the documents are true. However, a document may still be legally binding without notarization.
A signing agent is a public notary who is Certified in loan closing documents. A lender, title company, or escrow service may hire a signing agent to handle getting documents delivered, signed, or processed efficiently and on time.
No. All states prohibit non-attorneys from practicing law. A Notary can be held liable for any damages resulting from an incorrectly chosen certificate or notarization.
Of course! We are a mobile notary service provider. We can and will meet you anywhere such a your home, your office or some other public location.
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.
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