Notary services turn a simple document into a legal document that’s valid in court. In Arkansas, a notary public can notarize various legal documents, including oath verifications, jurats, and certified copies.
To access notary services, you need to schedule an appointment with a notary public that has received an Arkansas notary commission. But finding an appointment that works for your schedule isn’t always easy. To get the time slot you want, you might have to travel a long distance, which adds another layer of inconvenience.
That’s where mobile notary services come in!
With Superior Notary Services, you can access an Arkansas notary public or signing agent and have them come to you anywhere and at any time.
We empower you to schedule your notary appointments and complete notary acts in the most convenient way possible. So get your documents notarized with our experienced mobile notaries today!Request a Quote for an Arkansas Mobile Notary Public
Our partners and clients choose our mobile notary services because we’re reliable, convenient, and flexible. We partner with some of the most prominent organizations and companies in Arkansas, and we can complete any notarial act our clients require.
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Arkansas Mobile Notary
Notary publics play an essential role in everyday life. They make it possible for any signed document to be deemed legal in a court of law.
This validation is especially important for major financial transactions and designations of power, such as a Power of Attorney, a Medical Proxy, and when purchasing real estate or a car.
Arkansas Notarial Acts
Notary publics in Arkansas are legally allowed to provide a variety of notarial services, such as:
- Confirming the identity of people who are signing a document
- Witnessing signatures on legal documents
- Ensuring that all signing parties are providing their signatures consensually and are not under duress
A notary public can ensure document authenticity for originals and copies. They do so by placing their ink seal or stamp on the document, making it valid. You can use a notarized document to prove the validity of a transaction. You can also present it as evidence in court in case of a dispute.
The following types of notarial acts are legally allowed in Arkansas:
- Oath Verification is a notarial act where the notary public witnesses two or more parties making an oath or a vow and verifies that they were acting on their own free will.
- Jurats are acts where a notary public witnesses you and other parties placing a signature on legal documents and verifies your identities.
- Certified copies are acts where the notary makes a copy of an original legal document, certifies that the copy is authentic, and verifies its contents.
While a notary public can provide signing verification and a certified copy, they are strictly prohibited from offering legal advice.
Superior Notary Services in Arkansas
If you need the services of an Arkansas notary public for business or personal use, your choices are to book an appointment at a county clerk’s office or in shipping stores such as USPS or UPS.
Unfortunately, these notaries are in high demand and might not have available appointments at a time that’s convenient for you. You’ll also have to drive back and forth to complete the process, causing a lot of hassle and inconvenience.
With mobile notary services, notarizing documents is fast and easy. You can book an Arkansas notary public at Superior Notary Services and enjoy a seamless notarial experience from start to finish.
Our notaries are certified and vetted and can provide any type of notarial act. You can schedule your notary and have them come to any place you need them at the time that is most convenient for you, within or outside of business hours. Our services are 100% hassle-free, reliable, and tailored to your schedule.
With our mobile notary services, you can also access signing agents. Our mobile notaries are members of the National Notary Association and are certified notaries and signing agents.
What You Need to Know About Arkansas Notaries
All notaries are governed by the office of the Secretary of State. Every state has its laws and regulations regarding notary duties and processes. Let’s look at a few facts about notaries in Arkansas.
Arkansas Notary Facts
- In Arkansas, if a notary office is advertised as “notario” or “notario publico,” they are obligated to have the following text in English and Spanish: “I am not a licensed attorney and cannot engage in the practice of law. I am not a representative of any governmental agency with authority over immigration or citizenship, and I cannot offer legal advice or other assistance regarding immigration.”
- If a notary public is also a corporate employee, they may notarize documents for their employer as long as they are not personally involved or have any vested interest in the transaction. If the employee is personally involved or acting as a corporate representative, they are not allowed to perform any notary services for the business.
- Out-of-state notaries who start working in Arkansas can transfer their commission to the county their employer is located in within Arkansas and offer notary services in the state. Any out-of-state notary can transfer their commission in Arkansas if they are employed at an Arkansas company, are a nonresident spouse of a U.S military member, or have their own business in Arkansas.
Arkansas Mobile Notary Fees
In many states, the office of the Secretary of State sets a maximum fee that notary publics can charge for every signing, identity verification, or other notary services. Arkansas does not have a maximum fee, but the law states that each service has to carry a reasonable fee that the notary and client agree to in advance.
In addition to in-office fees, every notary public can charge mileage fees if they have to travel to their clients for a notarization, as well as additional fees for multiple services.
Arkansas Notary Public Duties
Any notary public in Arkansas can perform several duties within the state. Arkansas notaries cannot provide notarization services outside the state with their Arkansas official seal.
The state also allows remote online notarization, so appearing physically in front of a notary is not required. As long as the notary public and the person signing the document can identify, see, hear, and talk to one another, the notarization can continue.
Any resident of Arkansas can become a notary public by following this process:
- Meet state requirements for a notary
- Hand in your notary application with a notarized affidavit
- Purchase a $7,500 surety bond
- Create an account with the Arkansas Secretary of State and take the notary exam
- If you pass the exam, you need to buy your notary seal
- Get additional notary equipment, such as a notary journal, and E&O insurance
- Continue your education by taking additional courses
Once licensed as a notary public, notaries can provide various notarial acts:
- Take affidavits
- Swear witnesses for court
- Administer oaths
- Take depositions
- Take acknowledgments of legal documents and transactions
Notaries can provide these services and more for a range of documents, such as:
- Medical documents
- Powers of attorney
- Trusts, deeds, and wills
- Mortgage closing documents
- Real estate documents
- Structured settlements
The notary public verifies that no fraudulent activity is happening, so their duties are crucial to ensuring transactions are legal. Once the notarization process is completed, the notary public must place their ink seal and stamp to make the document legal and verify the signature.
To gain access to an experienced and certified notary public or signing agent, you must set an appointment with a notary office within your county. Availability can be a huge problem, especially if you have an urgent matter.
That’s why opting for mobile notary services is your best option in most situations. Mobile notaries from Superior Notary Services will come to your residential or business address and quickly complete any notarial or signing acts for you.
Mobile Notary Services for Arkansas with Superior Notary Services
Legal documents are sensitive and require professional processing and notarization. With every state having its own laws and regulations on the notarization process, working with a notary public familiar with the rules in your state is key.
When you hire a Superior Notary Services notary, you are guaranteed to get an experienced professional licensed by the law to provide notarial services in the state of Arkansas.
Our notaries are trained in the specific steps they need to follow when helping clients sign an important document, verify a signature, or confirm an identity.
What’s more, our licensed notaries can provide their services at your preferred location, such as your home, place of business, and even in public settings, like a coffee shop. With a huge network of notaries, you are bound to find a notary near your county in no time.
Our mobile notaries can meet you at a specific location while the entire party signs, or they can meet every party individually and then send you the notarized document. We are flexible and can provide notarial services in the way that works best for you.
Mortgage closing documents
Designations of beneficiary
Affidavits of independent professional advice
Real estate documents
Supporting documents for disability claims
An Arkansas Mobile Notary at Your Door Anytime, Anywhere!
Getting a document notarized doesn’t need to be a hassle. With Superior Notary Services, you get 24/7 availability. Our notaries will come to your preferred location at any point. Whether you need a notary after business hours or at 6 AM, we have you covered.
Superior Notary Services notaries will prioritize your needs and respond to urgency. They will show up on time to your home or business and notarize your document according to Arkansas law.
This is especially important during a medical emergency when setting a medical proxy. Our notaries can take care of the administrative tasks while you focus on spending time with your loved ones.Request a Quote for an Arkansas Mobile Notary Public
Frequently Asked Questions About Arkansas Notaries
- Who Can Become a Notary Public in Arkansas?
To become a notary public in Arkansas, you need to meet these requirements:
Be a U.S citizen or legal permanent resident
Be at least 18 years old
Be a legal resident of Arkansas, or an employee or owner of an Arkansas business, or a spouse of a U.S military service member working in an Arkansas business
Not have any previous felony convictions
Not have had a notary commission revoked in the past ten years
Have excellent English writing and reading abilities
- Does Arkansas Allow Remote Notarization?
In April 2021, Arkansas started allowing remote notarization. That means online notaries can provide services within the state.
You can become certified for remote and online notarization by taking an additional course and exam. All our notaries at Superior Notary Services are certified to provide remote notarization services.
- Can You Hire a Family Member to Notarize Documents in Arkansas?
Arkansas does not allow notarization by any person with a financial or vested interest in a transaction. So if your family member is a notary, but the document contains their name or provides benefits to them, they are not allowed to notarize the document.
- What Is an Electronic Notary in Arkansas?
Electronic notarizations are digital or involve electronic signatures. These are in-person notarizations, but they require a notary who is registered as an electronic notary.
Any notary public can become an electronic notary by completing an online application for the Electronic Notary Commission and paying a $25 fee. Afterward, the notary must complete a training course and pass an exam issued by the Secretary of State's office.
Electronic notarizations involve digital documents and electronic signatures. AR notaries with an active commission and in good standing as a traditional notary public can register to become an electronic notary.
How It Works
Superior Notary Services makes getting your document notarized quick and easy. You can book a mobile notary at your preferred location and time in four simple steps:
- Book on our website and receive a signing order
- Upload documents and send them to the notary public or signing agent
- Make any updates or modifications and confirm your order
- Your mobile notary completes notarization, and you receive an invoice promptly
In-Office Notary Fees
Arkansas does not have a maximum fee for getting your documents notarized, but our fees for in-office notarization are affordable. Whether you need a jurat, oath confirmation, or a certified copy, our notaries provide services at reasonable fees.
Mobile Notary Fees
Mobile notarization requires travel, so your mobile notary fees will include travel costs. There will also be fees for notarization outside of business hours and for the services provided. But our fees are still reasonable and affordable. For a one-time service, our maximum fee within the United States is $85.
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Setting an appointment and waiting for days or weeks to get your documents notarized is inconvenient. With Superior Notary Services, you can get a licensed mobile notary at your preferred location and time. Get a quote today and have your documents quickly notarized.Request a Quote for an Arkansas Mobile Notary Public