How To Find a Notary

When it comes to legal documents, ensuring that the signatures in the document are all valid is done with the help of a notary public. The notary public works as a witness when legal documents are signed. If you have important legal documents, finding a notary public can be done through these methods.

Office. If you have received the document that needs to be signed at a particular office, you should immediately ask the personnel whether there is a notary public employed at the office. Most large companies will hire their own notary public, especially if there are hundreds of documents that need to be signed regularly. Large companies often have these. By asking immediately at the office, you will be saved from the hassle of finding one outside.

Insurance agency. Next, you can also call or visit your insurance agency. Because all documents processed by an insurance agency is important and must be legally binding, a notary public is usually present to certify that the signatures and transactions are all valid. Using the notary public that works at the insurance agency is especially important if the documents that you need to sign and get notarized are documents pertaining to insurance. Often, the insurance company’s notary public will provide the notarization services to you for free.

Local post office. Sending important document through the mail? You can also get the documents notarized at the post office through the help of the resident notary public. You need to call the post office ahead of time, however, since not all post offices will employ notary publics. Also, not all notary publics in the post office will work the entire 9 to 5 shift. Some will only be present in the morning, while others will only be present in the afternoon. Save yourself from the hassle of discovering that the notary public has already left by calling ahead of time and scheduling your visit to the post office.

Bank. Most banks also employ their own notary public officials since almost all documents in a bank need to be legally binding. If you are signing transaction documents with a bank, you should consider calling the bank and asking if they have a notary public working for them. Again, this is best if the documents that you need to be notarized involve the bank.

Court house. Court houses also have resident notary publics working for them, and sometimes you can get the notarization services from the local lawyers in the court house. Keep in mind, however, that some lawyers will charge you a nominal fee for the notarization services, while others will provide the service free of charge.

Private offices. Finally, consider visiting private law offices. Essentially, lawyers are allowed to perform notarization services, and by visiting private offices you will likely get your documents notarized.

Make sure that you have all of the signers present during the signing, and make sure that you ask about the fees involved in the notarization. Some services are given for free but there are also others that will charge you a fee.


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