Frequently asked questions
WHAT IS A NOTARY PUBLIC?
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 — such as property deeds, wills and powers of attorney — 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.
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
WHAT ARE SOME COMMON TYPES OF DOCUMENTS YOU CAN NOTARIZE?
Powers of Attorney
Personal Legal documents
Parental Consent Letters for Travel
Acknowledgements / Affirmations
Wills & Trusts
Health Care Directives
Passport & Visa Applications
Vehicle Title Transfers
Health Care Directives
Estate Planning Documents
Wealth Management documents
Real Estate Documents
Proof of Residency
Advance Health Care Directives
SNDA and Estoppels
HOW DO I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?
Fortunately, there are many ways to book appointments! You can book appointments online HERE; Call or Text 619-904-6559; or send a message via email to email@example.com
WHAT DO I NEED READY FOR THE NOTARY?
Please review all documents for the correct spelling of names and correct dates.
Ensures all forms completed except where Notarial wording appears and of course signature lines.
A Valid form of ID must be present at the time of signing.
WHAT TYPE OF IDENTIFICATION IS ACCEPTABLE?
Every signer must be identified through one of the identification documents or other methods listed in California Code 1185[b]:
A California driver’s license or nondriver’s ID
A U.S. passport (or passport card)
An inmate identification card issued by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation if the inmate is in prison or any form of inmate identification issued by a sheriff’s department if the inmate is in custody in a local detention facility)
A driver’s license or official nondriver’s ID issued by a U.S. state
A Canadian or Mexican driver’s license issued by an appropriate public agency
A U.S. military ID
A valid foreign passport from the applicant’s country of citizenship
An employee ID issued by an agency or office of a California city, county, or city and county
An identification card issued by a federally-recognized tribal government
A valid consular identification document issued by a consulate from the applicant’s country of citizenship that meets specific requirements (see #3 below).
The oath or affirmation of one or two credible witnesses
WHERE DO YOU PROVIDE SERVICE?
As a mobile notary service, we specialize in bringing our services to you. This might be your home or office, a restaurant, nursing facility, hospital, airport, federal, state or county correctional building….you name it and I can be there. I primarily offer this extensive coverage in and around the San Diego County area. Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions.
WHAT TYPE OF PAYMENTS DO YOU ACCEPT?
We accept all major Credit/Debit Cards, Checks, Paypal, Venmo, ApplePay, SquareCash and of course Cash. I can also provide invoicing upon request.
WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS?
Our normal business hours are as follows:
(Holiday rates may be subject to additional mobile fees)
HOW LONG DOES A NOTARY USUALLY TAKE?
Each notarized signature usually take about 5-7 minutes.