Notarization is a fraud deterrent that proves the document is authentic and the parties involved signed it voluntarily. Notary publics undergo special training and may be required to post a bond with the state where they provide services to certify the execution of documents for private citizens.
Our agency provides notary services to the community. If you need documents notarized, please contact us today.
What Is a Notary?
A notary is certified by the state to confirm and witness that the document’s signature was made by the person indicated on the form. The notary goes through a process to verify that the signer understands the document’s contents and that they are voluntarily signing.
When you need the services of a notary public, you must provide government-issued photo identification that includes your signature, such as a driver’s license or state ID, military ID, permanent resident card or passport, or identification provided by your school or work.
The notary may also verify that the information contained in the document is correct.
Who Needs Notary Services?
Certain documents must include a notarized signature before they are considered valid. Many documents subject to potential fraud may require notarization.
You may require the services of a local notary for a variety of reasons, including the following:
- Closing on the purchase of a home or another type of loan
- Creating a will, advanced directive, power of attorney, or trust deed
- Finalizing a divorce or custody agreement
How to Get Documents Notarized
While you may be able to get certain documents or certificates notarized online, many situations require in-person notarization. Each state determines whether specific documents must be notarized to be valid.
Our agency provides a variety of services, including notarization. We can help you get many document types notarized, including the following:
- Lease agreement
- Bill of sale
- Name change
- Quitclaim deed
- Lien release
- Durable power of attorney
- Advanced medical directive
- Living trust documents
- Promissory notes
- Prenuptial agreement
- Adoption papers
- Business contracts
- Protesting a bill for nonpayment
- Oaths, sworn in for testimony
Contact LC Insurance today to find out whether your document requires notarization and to get your documents notarized.