Notarize Signatures

The signer must be in the physical presence of the notary before the notary may lawfully notarize. This rule of law is not discretionary. The notary certifies that a signature is made willingly and freely by determining the signer’s state of mind and intent. This is accomplished by talking to every signer, asking key questions …

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Place Under Path / Affirmation

Jurats are the authentication of a signature made under oath or affirmation. The signer must personally appear before the notary and be identified by the notary as previously discussed. The notary must place the signer under oath and then watch the signature being written.

What is a Notary?

A notary public is a public official appointed by the state to certify the authenticity of signatures and copies of documents, to administer oaths and affirmations, and to perform other such acts as are allowed or required by law. This official serve the public as an impartial witness. Since notary public’s are administered by his/her …

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