What Does A Notary Do?

One of a Notary’s duties is to verify the identity of signers of important documents , their willingness to sign, and their awareness of the contents of the document or transaction. Property deeds, wills and powers of attorney are examples of documents that commonly require a Notary.

As official representatives of the state, a Notary Public ensure the proper execution of document for private citizens such as:

  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Power of Attorney
  • Prenuptial agreement

Why Do We Have Notaries

Notaries help prevent fraud by establishing that the signer knows what document they’re signing, and that they’re a willing participant in the transaction.

How Do Notaries Identify A Signer?

A Notary will ask to see a current ID that has a photo, physical description and signature. Acceptable IDs usually include a driver’s license or passport.