Notary FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

Having documents notarized can be a confusing event for someone who is not familiar with the Notary process. We have listed some general questions and answers for you.

Q: Does notarizing a document make it truthful and correct?

A: NO. Notarizing only validates that the signer personally appeared in front of a notary and subscribed or affir to the truthfulness of the document. The Notary Public has no authorization to the state that a document is official, true and correct

Q: What do I need to bring to the signing?

A: You will need to bring one of the following forms of approved identifiaction.

  • State issued Drivers License or ID Card (Canada or Mexico Drivers License are acceptable)
  • Military ID
  • Passport
  • Inmate ID issued by the Department of Corrections
  • Employee ID from an agency or office of the State of California, or  by any agency or office of a city, county in California

Q: I don't have an acceptable ID. Can i still have a document notarized?

A: In most cases, YES. Please contact our office to discuss your personal sitiation.


Q: The document I need notarized requires that multiple people sign but we all work different scheduels. Do we all need to be present at the same time?

A: NO. All signers can appear at different times.

I was sent a document from out of the state. Can this document be notarized by a California notary?

A: YES. California notaries can notarize documents originating from other states.

Q: Can you notarize at my office, jail, hospital, ect?

A: YES. We will travel to any location you are comfortable with.