Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to bring with me to the signing?
You will need to bring one of the following forms of approved identification
- State Issued Drivers License or ID Card (Canada or Mexico licenses are also acceptable)
- Military ID
office of a City, County in California.
Does notarizing a document make it truthful and correct?
No. Notarizing a document only validates that the signer personally appeared
in front of the notary and subscribed or affirmed to the truthfulness of the document. The
Notary Public has no authorization to state that a document is official , true or correct.
I don't have an acceptable ID. Can I still have a document notarized?
In most cases, yes. If none of the types of Identification listed are available, or it would be excessively difficult for the document signer to obtain them, two additional persons who do have acceptable identification may be present who will swear to the signer's identity. The two individuals have to be over the age of 18, have valid identification ready for inspection and recording in the notaries journal and must swear or affirm, under penalty of perjury, that they personally know the signer. They will also need to be present at the time of witnessing and sign the notary journal.
The document I need notarized requires that multiple people sign, but we all work different schedules. Do we all need to be present at the same time?
No, All signers can appear at different times.
I was sent a document from out of state. Can this document be notarized by a California Notary?
In most cases yes, wherever you are at the time of notarization, will be listed on the notary certificate as the "venue." The venue determines the specific state laws that are to be followed when notarizing a document. Every Notary Public is bound by the laws of the state they are commissioned in.
Can you notarize at my office, a jail, a hospital?
Yes. We can travel to most any location you are comfortable with.