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Basics of Notarization

BASICS OF NOTARIZATION

WHAT IS A NOTARY

A Notary is an official of integrity appointed by state government, by the Secretary of State, to serve the public in non-contentious matters, usually concerned with estates, deeds, powers of attorney and foreign and international business.  A notary performs a variety of official fraud-deterrent acts relating to the signing of important documents. 

A PA Notary is authorized to perform the following six (6) Notarial Acts:

  1. Acknowledgments  
  2. Administering Oaths or Affirmations
  3. Verification of Oaths or Affirmations
  4. Witnessing or Attesting Signatures
  5. Copy Certifications
  6. Noting a Protect of a Negotiable Instrument

The Code of Professional Responsibility has a great deal of information and it is suggested 

When you become a Notary it enables you to work in many different capacities.  The following are just a few examples of the important transactions you will be responsible for witnessing and authenticating:

  1. Mortgages
  2. Powers of Attorney
  3. Deeds
  4. Contracts
  5. Adoption Papers
  6. Estate Planning Documents
  7. Apostilles

Proper training is essential because as a Notary you will be an integral part of people’s confidential and often critical documents and you need to be prepared to avoid making mistakes.

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

It is important that Notaries understand how to use Acknowledgments.  Below are the links to the PA Acknowledgments.  A brief description appears on each form.  If you are a notary from another state, you must check your state guidelines for the appropriate form. 

CLICK THESE IMAGES TO DOWNLOAD THE FORM

Individual Acknowledgement

Verification on Oath or Affirmation

Attorney Acknowledgement

Representative Acknowledgement

Certificate of Deposition Transcript

Signature Witnessing

Copy Certification

Basics of Notarization

BASICS OF NOTARIZATION

WHAT IS A NOTARY

A Notary is an official of integrity appointed by state government, by the Secretary of State, to serve the public in non-contentious matters, usually concerned with estates, deeds, powers of attorney and foreign and international business.  A notary performs a variety of official fraud-deterrent acts relating to the signing of important documents. 

A PA Notary is authorized to perform the following six (6) Notarial Acts:

  1. Acknowledgments  
  2. Administering Oaths or Affirmations
  3. Verification of Oaths or Affirmations
  4. Witnessing or Attesting Signatures
  5. Copy Certifications
  6. Noting a Protect of a Negotiable Instrument

The Code of Professional Responsibility has a great deal of information and it is suggested 

When you become a Notary it enables you to work in many different capacities.  The following are just a few examples of the important transactions you will be responsible for witnessing and authenticating:

  1. Mortgages
  2. Powers of Attorney
  3. Deeds
  4. Contracts
  5. Adoption Papers
  6. Estate Planning Documents
  7. Apostilles

Proper training is essential because as a Notary you will be an integral part of people’s confidential and often critical documents and you need to be prepared to avoid making mistakes.

141176570_l_clipped_rev_1

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

It is important that Notaries understand how to use Acknowledgments.  Below are the links to the PA Acknowledgments.  A brief description appears on each form.  If you are a notary from another state, you must check your state guidelines for the appropriate form. 

CLICK THESE IMAGES TO DOWNLOAD THE FORM

Individual Acknowledgement

Verification on Oath or Affirmation

Attorney Acknowledgement

Representative Acknowledgement

Certificate of Deposition Transcript

Signature Witnessing

Copy Certification

Notarizations may including additional charges for administrative services including telephone calls, scanning, faxing, research and/or travel. 

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We are not attorneys.  We are not licensed to practice law and are prohibited from offering legal advice or opinions. 

Notarizations may including additional charges for administrative services including telephone calls, scanning, faxing, research and/or travel. 

©2012-21 All Rights Reserved

We are not attorneys.  We are not licensed to practice law and are prohibited from offering legal advice or opinions.