- Face masks are required for everyone present during the signing.
- Hand sanitizer and gloves are available and will be used.
- Social distancing of 6 feet is required as much as possible.
- If you have a fever, cough, or are not feeling well, we will need to reschedule the appointment.
- If you have been recently exposed to anyone testing positive for Covid-19, we will need to reschedule the appointment.
- $15 PER NOTARIZED SIGNATURE
- $45 TRAVEL FEE
- $15 PER CERTIFIED COPY (POWER OF ATTORNEY ONLY)
- $175-300 LOAN SIGNINGS (TRAVEL FEE INCLUDED)
- TRAVEL FEE STILL APPLIES IF CLIENT IS UNABLE TO SIGN DOCUMENTS FOR ANY REASON DURING THE APPOINTMENT
- 2 HOUR CANCELLATION NOTICE REQUIRED OR TRAVEL FEE WILL APPLY
- $1 PER MINUTE WAITING FEE APPLIES AFTER 15 MINUTE WAIT
- APOSTILLE SERVICES: CALL, TEXT, OR EMAIL FOR INQUIRIES
An EMAIL OR MOBILE TEXT RECEIPT will be provided for the following types of payments:
- Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover)
- Contactless Payments (Tap to Pay, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay)
- Payment Link Emailed or Texted to You
- QR Code
- Currently Not Accepting PayPal,Venmo, Zelle
- Current & Valid Form of Government-issued ID (Drivers License, Passport, etc) Make sure your ID is NOT EXPIRED.
- BEFORE our appointment, please review all documents for correct spelling of names and correct dates. THE NAME ON YOUR VALID ID MUST MATCH THE NAME ON YOUR DOCUMENT (including two first names or hyphenated last names,etc). No exceptions.
- Documents must be completed (No blank lines or spaces) except for the signature lines with dates and where the Notarial wording appears. I cannot notarize signatures on incomplete documents; completely fill out your documents PRIOR to my arrival. I don’t need to witness you filling out the documents; I will be identifying you and witnessing you signing the documents.
- Ask the agency that drafted or will be receiving your notarized documents what type of notarization you need (if it’s not already attached to your document). It will either be an ACKNOWLEDGMENT OR JURAT. Ask how they need you to sign your name for Trust and Power of Attorney signings.
- Driver’s License or Official Non-driver’s ID issued by a U.S. state
- U.S. Passport/Passport Card or Valid Foreign Passport from the applicant’s country of citizenship
- Inmate ID Card issued by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) if the inmate is in prison or any form of inmate ID issued by a Sheriff’s Department if the inmate is in custody in a local detention facility
- Canadian or Mexican Driver’s License used by an appropriate public agency
- U.S. Military ID (must include Photo, Physical Description, Serial Number, and Signature)
- Employee ID issued by an agency or office of a California city, county, or city and county
- ID card issued by a federally-recognized tribal government
- Valid Consular ID Document issued by a consulate from the applicant’s country of citizenship that meets specific requirements
- The Oath or Affirmation of one or two credible witnesses if you have no other acceptable forms of ID. The two witnesses will need be personally know you, be at least 18 years of age, be impartial to the transaction (cannot be named in the document, cannot have financial interest in the transaction),have a valid and unexpired ID of one of the IDs listed above, and must take an Oath administered by me, vouching for your identity.
“A Notary Public is an official of integrity appointed by state government —typically by the secretary of state — to serve the public as an impartial witness in performing a variety of official fraud-deterrent acts related to the signing of important documents. These official acts are called notarizations, or notarial acts. Notaries are publicly commissioned as “ministerial” officials, meaning that they are expected to follow written rules without the exercise of significant personal discretion, as would otherwise be the case with a “judicial” official.
A Notary’s duty is to screen the signers of important documents for their true identity, their willingness to sign without duress or intimidation, and their awareness of the contents of the document or transaction. Some notarizations also require the Notary to put the signer under an oath, declaring under penalty of perjury that the information contained in a document is true and correct. Property deeds, wills and powers of attorney are examples of documents that commonly require a Notary.
Impartiality is the foundation of the Notary’s public trust. They are duty-bound not to act in situations where they have a personal interest. The public trusts that the Notary’s screening tasks have not been corrupted by self-interest. And impartiality dictates that a Notary never refuse to serve a person due to race, nationality, religion, politics, sexual orientation or status as a non-customer.
As official representatives of the state, Notaries Public certify the proper execution of many of the life-changing documents of private citizens — whether those diverse transactions convey real estate, grant powers of attorney, establish a prenuptial agreement, or perform the multitude of other activities that enable our civil society to function.
Why Are Notaries And Notarizations Necessary?
Through the process of notarization, Notaries deter fraud and establish that the signer knows what document they’re signing, and that they’re a willing participant in the transaction.”
The above information was retrieved from the National Notary Assocation: https://www.nationalnotary.org/knowledge-center/about-notaries
“The purpose of an acknowledgment is to ensure that the signer of a document is who they claim to be and has voluntarily signed the document. Acknowledgments often are needed for documents concerning valuable assets, such as deeds, mortgages and deeds of trust.”
“The purpose of a jurat is for a signer to swear or affirm that the contents of a document are true. Depending on the jurisdiction, it also can be known as an affidavit or a verification on oath or affirmation.”
“In some cases, a client may simply need you to administer an oath or affirmation orally, rather than as part of a jurat, affidavit or other written document. The purpose of administering a verbal oath or affirmation is, again, to compel a client to truthfulness.”
“An oath is a solemn pledge to a Supreme Being. An affirmation is a solemn pledge on the individual’s personal honor. Again, the choice should be made by the signer.”
“A copy certification confirms that a reproduction of an original document is a full, true, and accurate transcription or reproduction of the original.”
“California Notaries may only certify copies of power of attorney…”
The above information was retrieved from the National Notary Association: https://www.nationalnotary.org/knowledge-center/about-notaries/what-is-notarization
I am not an attorney and therefore, by law, I cannot explain or interpret the contents of any document for you, instruct you on how to complete a document or direct you on the advisability of signing a particular document. By doing so I would be engaging in the unauthorized practice of law, and could face legal penalties that include the possibility of incarceration. Any important questions about your document should be addressed to your lender, title company or attorney.