Notary Policy


  • Please bring a valid, government-issued photo ID and unsigned documents to be notarized. The name printed on the ID must be an exact match for the signer's name. Documents must be signed in the presence of the notary in order to be valid.
  • The Library does not provide witnesses and will not ask patrons to act as a witness.
  • Please complete all information above the signature line.
  • Patrons must bring their own translator if necessary.
  • Documents to be notarized must be in English.
  • The Library provides only basic Notary Public Services and is not able to notarize more than 3 documents per visit.
  • Notaries cannot pre-date or post-date an action, prepare a legal document or give advice on legal matters, or notarize documents in which they have a personal interest.
  • The Library’s free notary service is intended for simple documents (auto titles, etc.) that do not require special expertise.

Documents we will not notarize:

  • Real estate transactions including: mortgages, loans, housing refinance documents or Quit Claim Deeds.
  • Wills (and any related court documents), this includes: 
    - Living Wills
    - Trust
    - Durable power of attorney
    - Beneficiary designations
    - Letter of intent
    - Healthcare power of attorney
    - Guardianship designations
  • Notary Protests
  • Employment eligibility verifications or Homeland Security I-9 Forms
  • Documents written in any language other than English
  • Auto titles without buyer address and name (state law requires this section be completed, regardless of circumstance).