3 things a Notary Public can not do…

       A Notary Public is an official of integrity appointed by the state government to serve the public as an impartial witness in performing a variety of official fraud-deterrent acts related to the signing of important documents.

—  I take my profession of being a Notary Public very seriously. It blows my mind how many times I am asked to do the opposite of what a Notary Public is supposed to do.  I am constantly called for notary service and asked to NOT perform my duties. Just for the record, There are three things a Notary Public (me) CAN NOT do:

  • A Notary Public CAN NOT notarize a document without witnessing the signer sign it.

  • A Notary Public CAN NOT notarize a document without valid identification of the signer.

  • A Notary Public CAN NOT notarize a document that is incomplete or blank.

It is illegal to perform any of these acts as a Notary Public.  Please think before you ask us to go against our moral and business integrity.  We are officially, by law, governed by the state to validate the signature of a signer.

If you are a Notary Public and have been faced with a similar issue, please comment below.

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