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Utah Notary Services

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Thanks to Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, Utahns have pretty easy access to Notary Publics. The state even recruited Google Home’s digital assistant, allowing prospective notaries to review test questions in preparation for the Utah Notary Test.

All test-takers have to do while in-home is access the quiz by saying, “Talk to Utah Notary Practice Quiz.”

It’s just one more way the State of Utah is making a highly visible and crucial service even more accessible. The costs for the digital revolution in notary publics, however, are passed on to aspiring notaries themselves. In July 2018, the cost for a new commission rose to $95.

So just how important are notary publics in the State of Utah? What role do these individuals really play?

Quite a significant one, as it turns out: The state currently has more than 20,000 notary public officials, with 6,000 new individuals appointed to office each year.

Notary Agent’s Duties

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In Utah, notary publics are commissioned for a period of four years. They’ll need to take and pass a test and post a $5,000 bond to cover their commission, in case of suits.

According to Utah State Legislature, the powers and limitations of a Utah notary public include:

  • Performing a “jurat”: This is Utah’s language for a notarial act in which the notary public affirms…
    • The signer is the presence of the notary
    • They’re either personally known to the notary or have sufficient evidence to prove they are who they claim to be
    • The signer swears an oath that the document is truthful and…
    • That this person is voluntarily (not under coercion or being misled) signing the document
  • Performing an acknowledgment
  • Witnessing a signature
  • Providing a certification of a copy
  • Presiding over an affirmation or the taking of an oath

Besides online notarizations that are verified through the use of two-way audio and video conference technology, notaries cannot do any of the above acts if the signer is not physically present.

And here’s a unique Utah element: notary public seals in Utah must stamped with purple ink.

They include all the standard information, including their name, the words, “notary public,” “state of Utah,” and “my commission expires on ___” somewhere on the seal. Seals also have to include the notary’s commission number.

And what about journals? Keeping a journal or a record of all transactions and notarial acts is not a mandatory requirement in Utah.

But, again, journals provide invaluable evidence as a defense that holds up in a court of law. It’s considered irrefutable evidence that a correct notarization occurred. Otherwise, a potential suit could leave them open for a breach of law, perhaps even a revocation of their commission.

One last thing: In Utah, notaries have an obligation to make sure that a Jurat, Acknowledgement, or Copy Certification printed in another state conforms to Utah law. If the notary public decides to replace the notarial language using a pre-printed notarial certificate, they need to explain this to the signer. 

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Need a Mobile Notary Public in Utah?

If you need a mobile notary in Utah, you’ll know by the language on your forms. At the end of the form, there should be a place for a notary’s signature and seal. Some documents call for a witness, and a notary can serve this purpose, too. Most documents and forms that are filed with the court require a notary.

  • Affidavits

    Affidavits

  • Mortgage closing documents

    Mortgage closing documents

  • Wills

    Wills

  • Designations of beneficiary

    Designations of beneficiary

  • Medical directives

    Medical directives

  • Affidavits of independent professional advice

    Affidavits of independent professional advice

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    Real estate documents

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    Structured settlements

  • Supporting

    Supporting documents for disability claims

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A Notary That Comes To You

Utah notary publics have an obligation to keep up with the current notary laws. There are always changes to details taking place and certain instruments, such as deeds, are quite tricky.

Notary publics cannot legally refuse anyone service in the State of Utah (unless, of course, there’s a legal reason to do so). They can also notarize the “capacity” of an individual to sign at all.

If you’re looking to have a notary public come to your location, during off-hours, on weekends, and even in the case of an emergency, contact us at Superior Notary Services.

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How it Works

Our easy-to-use services can be accessed in the comfort of your home or office through our four-step process.

  • Receive Signing Order 
  • Documents Sent to a Signing Agent
  • Updates Modifications & Confirmations 
  • Completion & Prompt Invoicing 
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In Office Notary Fees

The fees a notary may charge are set by the State of Texas. The most common fee is $6 for a standard oath or affirmation and seal

Mobile Notary Fees

IF you are looking for a one time service. we offer notary signing services in our office and mobile signing services accross the United States. Our maximum fee for the mobile notary services in the US is $75

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