Notarization is the ‘act of witnessing’ by the notary public in accordance with specifications of state law. Notarization involves signed documents and requires the notary to ensure the signer’s identity and willingness to sign.
• All parties will sign the document in front of the notary.
• All document signers must personally appear before the notary.
• The notary will assess whether each document signer is competent.
• While not responsible for the content of a document, the notary will alert the signer to any blanks.
• The notary will establish the identity of each signer through personal knowledge or with ID documents.
• The notarial certificate will be completed. This may include requiring the signer to give a verbal oath or acknowledgment.
• The notary will use their stamp or seal on the document.
A notary is available at the library most daytime weekday hours. Notary service is not available evenings and weekends. Notary service may not be available if authorized staff are not available. This is a supplemental library service that requires extra staff duties and training so there are times when this service is not available.
Please call 920-686-3000 to make sure someone is available to notarize your document. There is no charge to use this service.