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Washington Notary Publics

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Washington Mobile Notaries

Notaries in Washington are necessary for completing certain types of documents. They are able to notarize contracts and other forms that include specific language. Washington notaries look for acknowledgment, copy certification and affirmation language on your documents to indicate their services are needed.

There is no harm in having a document notarized even if it is not required. The notarization only confirms your signature and adds an extra layer of security to the agreement. The court will not penalize you for filing a document with a superfluous notarization. They will, however, refuse to accept a form that requires notarization if it does not contain the stamp or seal of a notary signing agent.

Washington Notary Facts

Some facts about Washington notaries include:

  • Washington mobile notaries can use either an ink stamp or an embossing seal to complete their service. An embossed seal may seem more official, but it is equal to an ink stamp in Washington. The ink stamp can be more easily visible on a photocopy.
  • Washington notaries can notarize electronic documents if they have the right software and the proper training.
  • In the state of Washington, a notary is commissioned for four years and then must apply to be reappointed.
  • A notary can confirm the identity of a signatory either by personal knowledge or from evidence like a photo ID, but a notary cannot notarize their own signature on a document. When a notary is a signatory on the document, a different notary must perform the acknowledgment.
  • A resident of Oregon or Idaho can be commissioned as a notary public in Washington if they are employed or do business in Washington on a regular basis.

Seattle Mobile Notaries & Notaries Throughout Washington

Washington mobile notaries are available in Seattle and other cities around the state. Their function is paramount to many legal proceedings, especially when documents are required to be filed with the court. A notary signing agent in Washington serves as an official witness to signatures on contracts, wills, health proxies and many different written agreements.

The notary performs two important functions: they ensure the signatories of the documents were not coerced or under any duress when signing, and they confirm the identity of those signatories. When the notary affixes their stamp or seal on a document, they swear that the person signing is not using an alias or assumed identity.

Need a Mobile Notary Public in Washington?

If you need a mobile notary in Washington, 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
  • Wills
  • Medical directives
  • Supporting documents for disability claims
  • Designations of beneficiary
  • Mortgage closing documents
  • Real estate documents
  • Structured settlements
  • Affidavits of independent professional advice
  • And more

Using a mobile notary can make your life much easier. Sometimes legal matters are stressful, and you don't need the added hassle of running around Seattle looking for a notary. When multiple parties are involved, coordinating the signatures can be difficult. A mobile notary can meet each signatory at a convenient place and time and then bring the fully executed documents to you. Contact us today to schedule a notary!