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.