Notary Agent’s Duties
Kansas Mobile Notaries
There are notaries in all 50 US states, yet their duties differ slightly from state to state.
Notaries in Kansas are authorized by the Kansas Secretary of State to perform the following tasks:
- Take acknowledgments
- Administer oaths and affirmations
- Take a verification upon oath or affirmation
- Witness or attest a signature
- Certify or attest a copy
The notary has the responsibility to confirm that the person whose signature is being verified is, in fact, the person who has signed the document.
The proof of identification can be either from personal knowledge or evidence provided. It can also be provided by a person who is known to the notary.
In the State of Kansas, notarial tasks may also be performed by the following Kansas state officials:
- A judge, clerk or deputy clerk of any Kansas court
- A county clerk or deputy county clerk
- An election commissioner or assistant election commissioner
- Any other person authorized by Kansas law specifically to perform notary duties
All documents notarized in the state of Kansas must have the notary’s public seal affixed to it.
These seals must contain the name of the notary public, along with the words ‘Notary Public’ and ‘State of Kansas.’ Pressed seals must also be inked or blackened to permit photocopying.
Additionally, Kansas notaries are not permitted to perform notarial duties if he or she has a direct financial interest in the transaction. As a general guideline, if the notary’s name appears on the document or is a signer, then he or she is ineligible to notarize it.
Notaries in Kansas are not required to keep a journal of their notarial duties.