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California Notary Publics

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California Mobile Notaries

A notary signing agent in California helps you complete various legal agreements and court documents. The California notary public witnesses your signature and confirms your identity, making the execution of forms official for legal purposes. California notaries are trained to recognize forms that require notarization.They are not, however, able to give legal advice and would not be able to help with any legal questions.

California Notary Facts

In California, you'll find that the following facts apply for notaries:

  • Either an ink stamp or an embossed seal is sufficient in California for notarizing documents. If an embossing seal is used, it must be used with an impression inker to make the resulting mark easier to see on photocopies.
  • California mobile notaries may not use their personal knowledge to identify a signatory. Even if the notary is acquainted with the person signing the document, that person must still present a drivers' license or another official form of identification.
  • Not all identification cards issued by foreign consulates are acceptable by California notaries. Mexican consular ID cards and those from several other countries do not meet the requirements for identifying signatories.
  • When administering the oath for a jurat, a California notary is required to see proof of identity for the signer. In some states, this proof is not necessary, but in California, it is required.
  • To qualify for appointment in California, a prospective notary must complete a training course and pass a background check.

California Notary Public

Notaries in California have two responsibilities:

  1. Confirm the identity of a person signing the document
  2. Ensure the signature is given freely

A notary guards against coercion in contracts and other legal agreements. The court wants to know that the sales agreement you are filing, for example, represents an agreement between two parties who willingly accept the terms included.

Guarding against coercion is an important function of a notary. Many contracts and agreements become legally binding documents. A health proxy, living will or power of attorney are all documents that can have a significant impact on the lives of those involved. Notaries can testify that no one was bullied into signing over control of their life or fortune.

Frequently notarized documents pertaining to property include Grant Deed, Quitclaim Deed and Rental Agreement. Notaries are also called on for the execution of documents like Sworn Statement, Plea Form and other papers related to court proceedings.

Need Mobile Notary Services in California?

You may need a mobile notary in California for documents related to buying or selling a car. A Bill of Sale should always be notarized, along with an application for duplicate title and other documents filed with the DMV.

Buying or selling a house also requires a notary. With transactions that include multiple parties, like a buyer and a seller, a mobile notary can help you by adding convenience. You can schedule a mobile notary to meet you at one location, or the notary can meet each party at a different location and then bring the completed documents to you.

  • Affidavits
  • Wills
  • Medical directives
  • Supporting documents for disability claims
  • Designations of beneficiary
  • Mortgage closing documents
  • Real estate documents
  • Structured settlements
  • Affidavits of independent professional advice
  • And more

A mobile notary is especially helpful for healthcare documents. The notary can come to the hospital to notarize a healthcare proxy or living will, saving you the hassle of leaving your loved one's bedside to complete necessary legal forms.

If you're in need of a notary signing agent or mobile notary, contact us today.