New York Notaries
Notaries in New York make certain legal documents complete by witnessing your signature. Contracts and other documents with specific language can be notarized in New York. Acknowledgment and affirmation language on a form indicates you need a notary. If you are not sure, you can ask a notary or contact the secretary of state.
Even if you do not need a notary, having your signature notarized is not a bad idea. It adds an additional level of security to the agreements you sign. You will not be penalized for including a notary seal on a document when it is not required. The court, however, will not accept certain documents for filing without being properly notarized.