What is Notarization?
- Notarization is the official fraud-deterrent process that assures the parties of a transaction that a document is authentic, and can be trusted. It is a three-part process, performed by a Notary Public, that includes of vetting, certifying and record-keeping. Notarizations are sometimes referred to as "notarial acts."
- Above all, notarization is the assurance by a duly appointed and impartial Notary Public that a document is authentic, that its signature is genuine, and that its signer acted without duress or intimidation, and intended the terms of the document to be in full force and effect.
- The central value of notarization lies in the Notary’s impartial screening of a signer for identity, willingness and awareness. This screening detects and deters document fraud, and helps protect the personal rights and property of private citizens from forgers, identity thieves and exploiters of the vulnerable.
- Every day the process of notarization prevents countless forged, coerced and incompetent signings that would otherwise overwhelm our court system and dissolve the network of trust allowing our civil society to function.
Types of Notarization Certificates
Oath or Affirmation
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Documents I Can Not Notarize
- Vital Certificates (Birth, Marriage, Death or Divorce)
- Faxed or Copied Signatures
- Incomplete Documents
- Signer Not Present (except Proof of Execution by Subscribing Witness)
- Improper ID (Need 2 disinteresred Credible Witnesses)
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- Acknowledgment Form - http://notary.cdn.sos.ca.gov/forms/notary-ack.pdf
- Jurat Form - http://notary.cdn.sos.ca.gov/forms/notary-jurat.pdf
- Forms & Instructions - www.saclaw.org/pages/forms-page-topical.aspx
- California Secretary of State - www.sos.ca.gov/business/notary/faqs.htmn
- San Bernardino County - www.sbcounty.gov/main/default.aspx
- Legal Questions - https://LKThornton.WeAreLegalShield.com