Looking for a notarization near you? We can help you get your documents notarized in no time.
No more traffic, no more long lines at UPS, no more Googling: notaries near me every time you need a notarization. Find a notary with Notary on Demand, the easy-to-use website that shows what mobile notaries are operating in your area.
A mobile notary can handle all of your notary needs regardless of where you are located in the United States. No matter if you’re a secretary in Washington DC, an attorney in Chatsworth, or just someone in Virginia, if you need some documents notarized, mobile notaries are the way to go! They generally work 24×7 (with few exceptions). No hassle. Just pure convenience. Talk about a great user experience!
Where Can I Find a Notary?
If you are in need of a notarization, all you have to do is find a local mobile notary online, give them your street address, city, state, zip code, and schedule an appointment. Fees include a signature fee as well as a travel fee. Your mobile notary will arrive at your home, office, or anywhere you desire at the time you scheduled and perform an in-person notarization.
In preparation, we recommend that you have a valid government-issued photo ID as well as your documents ready. We advise that all parties be present and that they wait to sign your document until your appointment.
Please note that notaries are unable to answer questions about your documents and cannot give legal advice as they are not lawyers. They are only there to verify your signature.
What is a Notary?
A notary is a “person authorized to perform certain legal formalities, especially to draw up or certify contracts, deeds, and other documents for use in other jurisdictions.” In short, notaries ensure that your signature is actually your signature. Depending on the type of notarization the document requires, they may perform an acknowledgment or a jurat. Additionally, you may be asked for a thumbprint or oath.
If you do not want to call a mobile notary, you can always fall back on UPS. UPS generally has a someone on staff who can notarize your documents for $15 per signature. While this is definitely a low cost way to go about obtaining notarizations, it is recommended that you phone your local UPS ahead of time to ensure their notary is available. Additionally, be prepared for long lines which can contribute to wait times.
Quick note: while USPS used to offer notary services, they stopped in 2014.
There are some notary services online and while they seem quite reliable, there are a few shortcomings. If you need to notarize wills, trusts, deeds, or a power of attorneys, you must go through the notarization process in person.
If you have more time to spend than money, there are a few options at your disposal. Once again, we recommend that you call ahead to verify but free notarizations are common at the following locations:
1) Banks & Credit Unions
2) Public libraries
4) Police departments
5) Colleges & Universities
Interested In Becoming a Notary?
If you are interested in starting a new career as a notary, we recommend that you check out the National Notary Association at nationalnotary.org for more information. They specialize in training, education, as well as offer industry news. You can find their requirements here. Or you can check out this article for a step-by-step guide.
If you are interested in learning more about the life of a mobile notary, we recommend that you read this account. Although we cannot guarantee that your favorite Hollywood star will be your next client!