A notary public is a public servant chosen at the state level as an impartial witness to the signing of documents. Dependent on the state in question, other services may be available including the administering of oaths, fingerprinting or wedding services.
To locate a notary within your state, a simple Internet search will reveal numerous notary public service locations available to the public.
For example, a search for a notary public in the vicinity of New York reveals several locations where these services are provided. Oftentimes UPS stores or other postal or packing business will provide a notary, and individuals may also contact the National Notary Association for more information.
The city of Buffalo, New York offers a website for those individuals seeking a notary. The website, www.buffalonotary.com, is composed of a group of independent notaries offering their services in the New York area. For those in need of a witness to documents, administrator of oaths or taker of affidavits or depositions, Buffalo Notary can be of assistance, and may be available for consultation outside of regular business hours.
Those seeking notary assistance in the Florida area can contact the Florida Division of Corporations – Notary Commissions and Apostille/Certification sections. Here one can learn the steps needed for becoming a notary public, complete an application, search the public notary database for information about commissioned notaries and review daily activity journals.
It is important to remember that a notary cannot provide legal services, preparation or counsel of any kind. Those in need of legal services of this nature should contact an attorney in their local area.
Although licensed notaries are typically available in many locations within a given state, it not usually necessary for an individual seeking services to travel due to the prevalence of mobile notaries. These are licensed notaries willing to travel to the location of a client, often outside of regular business hours.
Mobile notaries can travel to a client’s office or home to provide services, and most are recognized under the U.S. Mobil Notary Association. Individuals or groups under this organization carry the Certified Mobile Notary Public (CMNP) designation.
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