A notary is required to impartially witness the signing of legal documents and to attest that the person who is signing the document presented identification to verify their identity.

Common documents requiring notarization include:

-Oaths or affirmations (jurats)

-Depositions and affidavits


-Proofs of deeds, mortgages, and powers of attorney (POA)

-Unclaimed Property Inquiry

-Advanced Health Directive Forms

-Handgun Permits

-Vehicle Certificate of Ownership/Title Application

-Bank Transfer Service Forms

-Supplemental Marriage License Applications

-Temporary Guardianship Agreement

Don't Sign Your Forms Just Yet!!

For a Notary Public to notarize your signature, you must be in the presence of the Notary. Generally speaking, it is best to wait until the Notary tells you that you can sign, as you may need to swear an oath first, for example. Your signing of the document may not be accepted in your particular circumstances. If possible, bring a spare copy, just in case.