We always have a Notary Public on duty whenever our doors are open for business. We can notarize real estate deeds and contracts, to loan documents, affidavits, vehicle titles and wills . Stop by today or give us a call to learn how we can help you. We charge the state regulated fee of $5.00 per notarized signature. No appointment is necessary for Notary Services but if you have a complicated situation with many documents or signers, you may want to arrange a time with us to ensure we have ample time to take care of your needs.
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In North Carolina Notaries Public are verifying the identity of a person and acknowleding the signature of that individual in addition to being able to administer oaths.
What is required are a valid form of picture ID for the person(s) signing the document. The document must be signed in front of our Notary Public (not before hand). Lastly the document must contain a place where a Notary Public's signature and seal are required. We cannot simply sign and seal any document.
We cannot, by law, offer any legal advice or guidance on the contents or completion of the document.
Q: What is a notary public?
A: According to the National Notary Association, a notary public is a public servant appointed by state government to witness the signing of important documents and administer oaths.
Q: What does a notary public notarize?
A: A notary public notarizes any document in which an originator needs to ensure the integrity of the signer. A notary public verifies the identity of the signer, and that they are signing knowingly and willingly. This process helps deter the fraudulent execution of documents.
Q: How does a notary verify the identity of the signer?
A: A notary will ask a signer for a document such as a driver’s license or government-issued identification card that includes a photograph, signature and some information describing the person.
Q: Can a Notary Public prepare or assist in the preparation of any documents?
A: No, a notary public can only witness the signing of the documents, not assist or prepare any documents. To assist or prepare documents would be an unlawful practice of law. This keeps the notary’s position as an impartial witness to the signing.
Q: Can I be refused a notarization?
A: A notary public may refuse to perform a notarization if he or she cannot be certain of a prospective signer’s identity, willingness, or understanding of what is happening at that moment. In addition, a notary may not notarize a document in which he or she has a financial interest.
Q: Can a notary certify a copy of a document?
A: In North Carolina, no. For vital records documents such as birth certificates and marriage certificates, the requestor should visit the local agency that holds these documents, such as a local county clerk.
Q: What about immigration paperwork..can a notary public prepare or notarize immigration papers?
A: A notary may notarized papers those that require notarization such as the Affidavit of Support, but they may not prepare or file another person’s immigration papers unless he or she is an attorney or a US DOJ accredited representative.
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