How To Get A Document Notarized

Last updated on February 22, 2023 / By 

To get a document notarized, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Find a notary public: A notary public is an official authorized by the state government to witness the signing of legal documents. You can find a notary public at your bank, a law office, a shipping store, or a government office.

  2. Bring your document: Bring the document you need notarized with you to the notary public. Ensure that you have filled out all the necessary information and have not signed it yet.

  3. Provide identification: The notary public will ask you to provide a valid photo ID, such as a driver’s license, passport, or state ID. This is to verify your identity.

  4. Sign the document in front of the notary: The notary public will ask you to sign the document in their presence. Do not sign the document beforehand, as it must be signed in front of the notary to be valid.

  5. Pay the fee: Notary publics charge a fee for their services, which varies by state and by the type of document being notarized. The fee can range from a few dollars to over $100.

  6. Receive the notarized document: After you have signed the document, the notary public will affix their official seal or stamp to the document and sign it. This certifies that the signature on the document is valid.

Once the document has been notarized, it is considered to be legally binding and can be used for its intended purpose