What is a Notary Public?
A notary public (abbreviate as a “notary”) is a person of integrity who the state government appoints and who can function as a witness during the signing of official documents. For example, when you sign a will or the deed to a house, the notary will ensure that you are the person who you claim to be and that you are signing the document under your own accord (and not forced by another person).
A notary will ensure that you are who you claim to be by looking at official documents (such as a driver’s license or passport) and checking that you look like the person in the photo and that your signature matches the one in the official document. Because notarized documents are of great importance (such as granting power of attorney, or signing of wills), it is important to have an official verify that you are signing the documents because you want to; not because someone is forcing you to do so.
Where to Find a Notary
If you need documents to be notarized, there are many places where you can go to find a notary. These include (please check with your local stores):
- a bank
- at the courthouse
- in law offices
- in shipping stores like FedEx or UPS or PostalAnnex
- at a tax preparation store like H&R Block
- in office-supply stores like Staples
However, one of the most convenient ways to get documents notarized is to use a mobile notary service such as Elite Apostille – Sacramento Mobile Notary Service. With a mobile notary service, the notary will come to you.
Sacramento Mobile Notary Service
With a mobile notary service, the notary public will come to your house, workplace, or a location you choose. This is especially convenient if the signer is very busy, is in the hospital, or otherwise immobilized.
Christine Amo has been a notary since 2008. She has lived in Sacramento and San Diego and knows her way around northern and southern California. If you are looking for a mobile notary, she is the one to call. She serves Sacramento, San Francisco Bay Area, San Jose, Silicon Valley, San Diego, and all of California. Call (916) 308-0376 for reliable, professional notary and Apostille services.