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What is a Notary

A notary public is an individual issued an appointment by the Governor or Secretary of State to serve the public as an impartial witness, performing notarial acts as are allowed or required by law.


What exactly is a Notarization?

A “notarization” is more precisely called a “notarial act”.  “Notarial act” means any act that a notary public is authorized to perform, and includes taking an acknowledgement, administering an oath or affirmation, taking a verification upon oath or affirmation, witnessing or attesting a signature, and certifying or attesting a copy of an instrument.