Notary Public in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona and Surrounding Counties
What is a Notary Public
A Notary is an individual licensed and appointed by the state government to verify the legitimacy of signatures on a wide range of important documents bearing legal consequence. A Notary Public, or Notary, witnesses the signature of these documents and validates, by the Notary’s seal, that:
- The identities of the signers have been validated;
- That signing did not occur under duress;
- Verifies the nature of the documents being signed;
- Records each notarization that can be verified by authorities.
What documents require a Notary signature?
Many types of documents require a notary public signature. Some of these documents include
- Last Will and Testament
- Powers of Attorney
- Loan Documents
- Bills of Sale for Motor Vehicles
- Quit Claim Deeds
Why do I need a Notary to sign my document?
The short answer is because most documents that receive a Notary seal may not be valid until the seal is placed. Through carrying out their duties, including serving as an impartial witness to signings, a Notary helps the state and the public to prevent fraudulent activity and maintain the integrity of the documents signed before them. Notaries are tasked with upholding the trust not only of the signers, but the general public and government agencies, who rely on the credibility of the Notary for a vast body of legal and commercial transactions to be completed.
How can I be sure if I do or do not need a Notary signature on my documents?
If you are unsure whether or not you need a Notary to witness the signing of your documents and to verify that witnessing with a seal, you can speak with an attorney or contact me. I am happy to provide a resource to verify the requirements for your documents.