Are you selling a car? Creating a will? Signing a contract?
You might need a notarial certificate from a notary public in Connecticut to validate legal documents like these. Without one, your documents could be deemed invalid, which can cause issues whether you’re using them personally, professionally, or legally.
If you live in or run a business in Connecticut and need a notary, Superior Notary Services has got you covered. With access to thousands of nationwide notaries and hundreds of statewide notaries throughout each corner of the Constitution State, you can quickly request a Connecticut-based mobile notary public to meet you anyplace.
And while it’s true that you can find a notary at banks, government offices, and package delivery stores, you usually have to set an appointment and wait days or even weeks to get your documents notarized. That’s because most of these offices or stores don’t have a notary on-hand all the time.
But with more than 50,000 notaries across the country, you can have one come to you anytime when you request a Connecticut notary from Superior Notary Services.Request a Quote for a Connecticut Mobile Notary Public
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Connecticut’s Mobile Notary of Choice
Notarization isn’t just for formal contractual transactions: there are many situations that call for notary services.
Whether it’s for business or personal use, the chances are that you’ll eventually need a document notarized in Connecticut.
Notarization is a simple yet effective way to prevent fraud and ensure that all signing parties agree with what’s stated on the paper. This holds true for a bill of sale, an affidavit, a will, or any other official document.
Important legal documents like these require a notary public’s signature. Without an official signature and notarial stamp, these papers won’t be seen as valid in the eyes of the law.
So if you need a document to be notarized, you need a notary public.
A notary public officer is an official public servant whose job is to identify the signatories, witness your signature, and ensure that all parties understand what they’re signing.
Once everything is verified, the notary will perform the legal action of stamping these documents to finalize and confirm their validity.
Keep in mind that notaries are not equipped to give legal advice. They’re there to verify signers’ identities and officiate legal documents so that the government can accept them as legitimate.
In Connecticut, you’ll need a notary for two notarial acts:
- Acknowledgments: Acknowledgments are likely the most common notarization act most people will encounter in their personal and business lives. Unlike a jurat, acknowledgments don’t ask signers to confirm the validity of the document’s content. Instead, they are used to identify the signer and ensure that they sign the document willingly. The signer must appear in person and provide a proper photo ID.
- Jurats: A jurat is when a signer swears to the contents of a document, such as an affidavit. It is a written form of going under oath, much like you would in a courtroom. So not only must the notary verify the signer’s identity, but the signer must also confirm the truthfulness of the document they’re signing. The signer must appear in person and provide a proper photo ID.
When you need a notary for these actions, you can usually set an appointment with one in government offices like the county clerk’s office, in financial buildings like the bank, or in shipping stores like UPS or USPS.
However, these on-hand notaries aren’t always available when you need them. Depending on their availability, you might need to set an appointment weeks in advance, making finding a notary feel like a daunting task.
And working with a notary’s schedule can be complicated, especially in one of the most densely-populated states in the country where demand for services is high.
But with Superior Notary Services, a Connecticut notary public will come to you on your schedule. All of our notaries are trained, vetted, and verified, ensuring your experience will be 100% hassle-free.
What You Need to Know about Connecticut Notaries
Before an individual can become a notary public in Connecticut, they must first apply and take the notary exam.
This exam tests their understanding of the material in the Notary Public Manual. It also contains a jurat and writing sample and a Certificate of Character, which a public official or reputable professional or business person must fill out.
If they pass the exam, they will pay a licensing fee, register for an eLicense online, and officially apply through the state website. Once everything is in order, notaries public are formally appointed by the Secretary of State for a term of five years.
At Superior Notary Services, our Connecticut mobile notaries are well-versed in local state laws, so you can trust them to provide efficient, accurate, and quality services for any notarization act.
Connecticut Notary Facts
- The first notary public in America was Thomas Full, a member of Connecticut’s New Haven colony. He became a notary in 1639.
- In 1800, there were 15 notaries in Connecticut. Today, there are around 47,000.
- Any individual over 18 years old who resides in or owns a business in Connecticut may apply to become a notary public.
- Notaries public may perform their duties anywhere within the state. So, for example, they may travel to the Southeastern district without issue, even if they were appointed in the Hartford district.
- Under § 3-94f of the General Statutes, a notary may not “unreasonably refuse to perform notarial acts in a lawful transaction for any person who tenders payment of a statutory fee.” However, the office has not defined the term “unreasonable,” so the State recommends only refusing to notarize if the notary seriously questions the identity or competence of the signer.
- Connecticut requires that signers present two forms of identification that contain their signature and a photograph or at least a physical description.
- Notaries must remain impartial and cannot advise or influence a person.
- Notaries in Connecticut are not required to keep notary journals of their acts, but the Office of the Secretary of the State recommends that they do so regardless.
- Connecticut notaries cannot certify any documents, but they may execute an attestation certifying that a copy is true and accurate (§ 4.11).
- Unlike in many other states, Connecticut notaries are not required to take out an insurance bond. Without a bond, they are directly liable for any damages that result from misconduct. Even though it’s not required, it’s highly recommended that notaries purchase a notary bond anyway.
Connecticut In-Office Notary Fees
Although some states don’t enforce a particular law that says notaries must charge a minimum amount for their notarial acts, Connecticut has a set fee of $5.00 per notarial act (acknowledgment, jurat, verbal oath, or affirmation), plus an additional $0.35 for each mile traveled.
Connecticut notaries for in-office notarizations are not permitted to charge more than $5.00 per act.
Connecticut Notary Public Duties
Since notaries public are state officials and public servants, they must follow particular protocols, tasks, and duties when executing these legal documents.
In Connecticut, the responsibilities of a notary include (but are not limited to):
- Power to administer oaths, take acknowledgments, take depositions, and issue subpoenas
- Identify potential fraud by affirming the signers’ identities with signed and photographed government-issued IDs
- Affirming the state of mind of the participating parties and determining the willingness of each party to sign without duress, coercion, or intimidation
- Complete notarial stamps or certificates on all notarial and verifiable documents
- Bear witness to documents or items in a safety deposit box
- Execute an attestation certifying copies of documents are true and accurate
Although the actual process of getting a document notarized is usually straightforward, it is a legally-binding act that is taken very seriously by the law and government officials.
That’s why all parties need to take precautions and steps before, during, and after signing. These steps are essential when handling sensitive documents, like health proxies or testimonials for court.
Some of the most common documents that a notary may notarize include:
- Medical documents
- Powers of attorney
- Agreements over a long distance
- Mortgage closing documents
- Designations of beneficiaries
- Affidavits or testimonies
- Real estate documents
- Structured settlements
- Supporting documents for disability claims
- Corporation documents
- Loan forms and signings
Wherever and whatever you need a notary for, Superior Notary Services’ mobile notary team in Connecticut can be there on the same day as your request.
Working with our mobile team is a much more efficient way to get what you need than waiting in line at government offices or for weeks for an open appointment at the post office. With the click of a few buttons online, you can have an experienced Connecticut notary come to you anytime, anyplace.
Mobile Notary Services for All Cities and Towns in Connecticut with Superior Notary Services
Notarization has been around for centuries — and it persists today as one of the most important legal acts in the country.
A simple notary seal signifies the legality and validity of a document’s contents, making it legitimate in the courtroom or the eye of the law. Without proper notarization, bills of sales, wills, trusts, and contracts might be deemed unfinished and cannot be imposed.
So if and when you do need a notary, it’s crucial to find an experienced notary who’s familiar with Connecticut law. Fortunately, all of our Connecticut mobile notaries are trained, qualified, and vetted before they join our team at Superior Notary Services, so you can trust that they will always do their due diligence.
The best part is that they can come to you at your preferred location, whether home, at work, in court, at the park, or in a cafe. You can also use our mobile notary services to collect several signatures from different parties if you cannot get everybody together at once.
No matter what you need, Superior Notary Services prides itself on being flexible and providing outstanding, dependable service.
Mortgage closing documents
Designations of beneficiary
Affidavits of independent professional advice
Real estate documents
Supporting documents for disability claims
A Connecticut Mobile Notary that Comes to You, Anytime, Anywhere!
Superior Notary Services stands out among other notary services because our mobile notaries work outside regular business hours.
So whether you need a notary on a Sunday afternoon or early Monday morning, you can find someone who will come to you anytime.
But in addition to 24/7 availability in the United States, perhaps the most helpful part of working with our mobile notaries is that they come to you, wherever that may be.
This is especially crucial during the COVID-19 pandemic or when people can’t get to a specific location because of health concerns. Throughout the pandemic, our mobile notaries have been in extremely high demand in healthcare environments for wills, trusts, power of attorneys, and healthcare proxies.Request a Quote for a Connecticut Mobile Notary Public
How It Works
The best part about working with Superior Notary Services is that our website is straightforward and easy to use, so even if you’re not tech-savvy, you’ll be surprised at how effortless it is to find a notary near you.
And if you do happen to have any questions and want to talk with someone, you have access to our agents via chat or phone anytime during business hours.
Here’s how it works:
- Receive the signing order
- Documents are sent to a signing agent
- Make updates, modifications, and confirmations
- Completion of documents and prompt invoicing
Mobile Notary Fees
Mobile notary fees vary because everyone will have different needs. Notaries public travel to and from offices, homes, establishments, and other meeting places to perform their notarial acts. The mobile notary fees will depend on the travel time and mileage, and they are added to the general price of a notarial deed.
In Connecticut, notaries may charge $0.35 per mile traveled. If you’re looking for a one-time service with Superior Notary Services, our minimum fee that includes the notarization and travel cost is $85.
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Since our mobile notaries don’t work the traditional nine to five hours, they can meet you anytime and any place — whether it’s a Saturday at home or a late Wednesday evening at the office. Our notaries are qualified and ready to come to you and perform any notarial act you require, whether that’s to witness a verbal oath or an acknowledgment. The easiest part is getting started. Whether you live in the bustling cities of Stamford, Bridgeport, or Hartford or remote areas like Lebanon, New London, or Putnam, all you have to do is click on the button below to get your quote today.Request a Quote for a Connecticut Mobile Notary Public