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Notary and Apostille Law: Home

In order for a notary public to notarize a document, the person whose signature is being notarized must sign the document in the notary’s presence. The person can’t sign the document ahead of time and then bring it to the notary. The notary must identify the signer to the document, either by the signer presenting a photo ID, or if the notary already knows the person. The notary also requires the signer to swear or affirm that the is document is true to the best of his or her knowledge.


 Here are the best places to check for a notary:

  • AAA
  • Banks
  • Law Firms or Law Offices
  • Real Estate Firms or Real Estate Offices
  • Tax Preparer or Accountant Offices
  • Photocopy Shops
  • Parcel Shipping Stores
  • Auto tag and license service centers



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Susanna Marlowe
Franklin County Law Library Reference Librarian