What I can and can't 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.

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)