The laws that govern notary services vary from state to state, but some common questions have answers that apply in most situations.
For example, all states prohibit anyone but an attorney from giving legal advice or drafting legal documents. Not all regulations are that universal
however, so please ask about your specific local requirements.
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- What forms of identification are acceptable?
Mobile notaries accept a variety of documents. A current driver's license, passport, non-driver's license ID or military ID is always acceptable. Note: Only U.S. issued identifications are acceptable forms of ID.
- Are there documents that a notary public cannot notarize?
If a document is recorded with a government agency such as a Secretary of State's office, a County Clerk or a court, certified copies should be obtained from that agency. Mobile notaries cannot notarize these documents.
- What forms of payment are acceptable for your services?
Superior Notary Services accepts a variety of payments. We take credit cards, checks or cash. Billing can be arranged for business customers. Simply bill your clients following receipt of our charges.
- What is a notary public?
Responsible individuals who can administer oaths or witness signatures on legal documents. A notary public is also sometimes called a loan signing agent or a loan signing notary. Learn more about what a notary public is on our blog.
- What is a signing agent?
A signing agent is a public notary who is an expert in loan closing documents. A lender, title company, or escrow service may hire a signing agent to handle getting documents delivered, signed, or processed efficiently and on time.
- May a Notary give legal advice or draft legal documents?
No. All states prohibit non-attorneys from practicing law. A Notary can be held liable for any damages resulting from an incorrectly chosen certificate or notarization.
- Does notarization mean that a document is "true" or "legal"?
No. Notaries are not responsible for the accuracy or legality of documents they notarize. Notaries certify the identity of signers. The signers are responsible for the content of the documents.
- Where do you provide your services?
We will come to you in a place that is convenient for you. This can be your home or office, a restaurant, or even a nursing home, hospital, or federal, state or county correctional facility. If you prefer to come to our Wylie, TX office during business hours, this can also, of course, be arranged. Superior Notary Services specializes in providing prompt and convenient attention that lets you focus on your client.