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 So I need something notarized. How do I get it notarized?
Couch-Commando  [Team Member]
5/16/2010 11:23:49 PM EST
I'm young and dumb. How do I get a document notarized? Where should I go to get this done? What all do I need to bring with me? How much does it usually cost?

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freeride21a  [Member]
5/16/2010 11:26:22 PM EST
UPS store.

its more simple than you think!

http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=notary&fb=1&gl=us&hq=notary&view=text&ei=uv3wS-zNLo6osgOdjrTkDw&sa=X&oi=local_group&ct=more-results&resnum=4&ved=0CEoQtQMwAw
Gripy  [Member]
5/16/2010 11:26:40 PM EST
Go to a notary(most are businesses that do other things but they'll have a sign it'll say Notary", it'll be something like 10-20$. You need ID and they watch you sign the document and then they stamp it.
twonami  [Team Member]
5/16/2010 11:27:51 PM EST
my bank does it for free.
You shouldn't have to pay for this.
I've had several docs notarized and they have never asked for proof of account or ID there.
Maybe I have a unique look or something cause it isn't a tiny town bank
308hotbrass  [Team Member]
5/16/2010 11:28:47 PM EST
Get a phone book. Open it. Look up Notary Public. Call them to see if they are open. Take what ever needs to be notorised to the NP.
MallNinjaSK  [Member]
5/16/2010 11:31:13 PM EST
BANK
CouncilOfDave  [Team Member]
5/16/2010 11:32:08 PM EST
I gotta get the trust notarized and executed...



Keep forgetting.
BobRoberts  [Member]
5/16/2010 11:32:27 PM EST
check with your bank, most have a notary that will help you out
TUBBY  [Team Member]
5/16/2010 11:35:11 PM EST
Most banks do it for free.
Couch-Commando  [Team Member]
5/16/2010 11:45:04 PM EST
Alright, I'll be getting to a bank then. Would most big name branches have it?
ragedracer1977  [Team Member]
5/16/2010 11:52:20 PM EST
Originally Posted By Gripy:
Go to a notary(most are businesses that do other things but they'll have a sign it'll say Notary", it'll be something like 10-20$. You need ID and they watch you sign the document and then they stamp it.


IIRC they cannot, by law, charge you more than $2 for notarizing a document in Arizona.

ragedracer1977  [Team Member]
5/16/2010 11:52:52 PM EST
Originally Posted By Couch-Commando:
Alright, I'll be getting to a bank then. Would most big name branches have it?


I would almost bet that every bank in Arizona has a notary on staff.

m14fun  [Team Member]
5/17/2010 12:01:16 AM EST

Originally Posted By Couch-Commando:
Alright, I'll be getting to a bank then. Would most big name branches have it?

Yep.

I've gotten my trust notarized at the bank several times.
Natron11  [Team Member]
5/17/2010 12:03:16 AM EST
sometimes just ask around.
My wife is a notary.
That person that works at the bank may be your friend
beaverpelt  [Team Member]
5/17/2010 12:13:28 AM EST
Originally Posted By Gripy:
Go to a notary(most are businesses that do other things but they'll have a sign it'll say Notary", it'll be something like 10-20$. You need ID and they watch you sign the document and then they stamp it.


If your paying 10-20$ to get something notarized your getting scammed.
ragedracer1977  [Team Member]
5/17/2010 12:14:21 AM EST
Originally Posted By beaverpelt:
Originally Posted By Gripy:
Go to a notary(most are businesses that do other things but they'll have a sign it'll say Notary", it'll be something like 10-20$. You need ID and they watch you sign the document and then they stamp it.


If your paying 10-20$ to get something notarized your getting scammed.


The legal limit in CA is $10, so, yeah.
hobbsar  [Team Member]
5/17/2010 12:27:58 AM EST
Here in NM a notary cannot charge for their services.
MarianLibrarian  [Team Member]
5/17/2010 1:48:00 AM EST
Call your local library ask for the reference department. They can tell you which banks in the area have a notary and what, if any, fee they charge.
gonzo_beyondo  [Team Member]
5/17/2010 2:09:23 AM EST

Originally Posted By twonami:
my bank does it for free.
You shouldn't have to pay for this.
I've had several docs notarized and they have never asked for proof of account or ID there.
Maybe I have a unique look or something cause it isn't a tiny town bank

This.
elderboy02  [Life Member]
5/17/2010 2:15:51 AM EST
I go to my bank. It is free.
osprey21  [Life Member]
5/17/2010 2:21:12 AM EST

Originally Posted By elderboy02:
I go to my bank. It is free.

ditto
Ponyboy  [Team Member]
5/17/2010 2:24:18 AM EST
Originally Posted By hobbsar:
Here in NM a notary cannot charge for their services.



Yes they can.

TPK0999  [Team Member]
5/17/2010 2:50:56 AM EST
Banks All you need to know.
Tommytwoguns  [Team Member]
5/17/2010 2:55:15 AM EST
Most real estate companies also have a notary on staff. Also most county courthouses or city government offices have notaries and typically don't charge for the service.
ragedracer1977  [Team Member]
5/17/2010 2:58:43 AM EST
Originally Posted By Ponyboy:
Originally Posted By hobbsar:
Here in NM a notary cannot charge for their services.



Yes they can.



$5 maximum per acknowledgement, plus travel fees of up to .30 a mile, if agreed to in advance of the travel.
Aimless  [Site Staff]
5/17/2010 3:01:20 AM EST
Unfortunately notaries are not as common at banks as they used to be. At my small town branch bank I think there is only one notary. If you show up when she is at lunch, tough luck. Almost every law firm has some notaries, in a rural area they'll usually notarize something for you for free if you call first. Obviously some $ 1000 an hour Manhattan law firm probably won't. If you live really far out in the sticks usually the town offices have a notary, town clerk, town court, town assessor or something like that.

Make sure to bring photo identification. I actually had someone try to trick me in to notarizing something fraudulently once. Years ago people around here were pretty lax about the notary rules, that one sure gave me a scare.

I think in NY you can only charge for notary services if you charge everyone, in other words if I do not charge clients I can't charge someone off the street. The amount you are allowed to charge is pretty small so I wouldn't bother anyways.

I guess in the south Notaries basically practice law without a license in some rural or low income ubran areas, drafting legal documents and so on. At least that was the explanation I got for large "NOTARY" signs being displayed. I saw a guy once in NY with a "National Association of Notaries" sticker
InheritedAnArsenal  [Team Member]
5/17/2010 3:07:11 AM EST
Go to your bank. Bring your ID. Mine does it for free.
possum5885  [Team Member]
5/17/2010 3:41:04 AM EST

Originally Posted By InheritedAnArsenal:
Go to your bank. Bring your ID. Mine does it for free.

Ask for the branch manager, some banks require branch managers to be notary public.
psyops4fun  [Team Member]
5/17/2010 3:53:43 AM EST
Bank or Tag Agency.

And do not sign the document until you are in front of the notary, and the notary watches you sign it.

That is what he or she is attesting to; witnessing that you, with your proper ID, and not any another person signed it in front of the notary.
timco  [Team Member]
5/17/2010 4:03:03 AM EST
By law every state must have a city named Notary where this is done. Go there. That is why they are called Notaries.
timco  [Team Member]
5/17/2010 4:05:40 AM EST
Originally Posted By ragedracer1977:
Originally Posted By beaverpelt:
Originally Posted By Gripy:
Go to a notary(most are businesses that do other things but they'll have a sign it'll say Notary", it'll be something like 10-20$. You need ID and they watch you sign the document and then they stamp it.


If your paying 10-20$ to get something notarized your getting scammed.


The legal limit in CA is $10, so, yeah.


CA will put a limit on anything!!!!!!!
bags533  [Team Member]
5/17/2010 4:07:17 AM EST
Check with your school's registrar's office, they may be able to do it.
psyops4fun  [Team Member]
5/17/2010 4:11:55 AM EST
Oh wait... this is a Couch-Commando thread.

What you do is call City Hall and demand to speak to the Chief of Police.

They are required to personally notarize documents for the general citizenry.

Police Chiefs do this after hours at their residence.

Just call him up, ask him his home address, and announce you'll be by to see him this evening.

A good time will be had by all.
VacaDuck  [Team Member]
5/17/2010 4:15:43 AM EST
I just walk down the hall at work and see the office girl. 2 minutes and a signature and I am done.
strat81  [Team Member]
5/17/2010 4:19:13 AM EST
Has anyone mentioned banks yet?

Law offices often have them too. That's where I had my CMP stuff notarized.

My place of employment has at least two on staff at well.
Amish_Bill  [Team Member]
5/17/2010 4:47:06 AM EST
Local banks and Kroger here. Cost - free.
Torthak  [Member]
5/17/2010 5:08:39 AM EST
public library
mamacujo  [Team Member]
5/17/2010 5:59:07 AM EST
Originally Posted By Couch-Commando:
Alright, I'll be getting to a bank then. Would most big name branches have it?


All should have a notary.
GarandM1  [Team Member]
5/17/2010 6:00:20 AM EST

Originally Posted By twonami:
my bank does it for free.
You shouldn't have to pay for this.
I've had several docs notarized and they have never asked for proof of account or ID there.
Maybe I have a unique look or something cause it isn't a tiny town bank

This. My credit union does it for free.
orangelo  [Team Member]
5/17/2010 6:49:17 AM EST
Went to the UPS Store when I needed to get the CMP order form notarized. Cost a couple bucks but I didn't feel like driving to the bank and waiting in line.
REDMASTA  [Team Member]
5/17/2010 6:49:59 AM EST
your bank does it
Shane333  [Team Member]
5/17/2010 6:56:19 AM EST
Our local libraries often have notaries for free. Might be worth it to give your local public library a call.
klinc  [Member]
5/17/2010 6:57:47 AM EST
If you were in Florida I would do it for free... Just bring your ID.
dedfella  [Team Member]
5/17/2010 7:01:42 AM EST
my secretary is a Notary
Avenger069  [Team Member]
5/17/2010 7:08:00 AM EST
Originally Posted By VacaDuck:
I just walk down the hall at work and see the office girl. 2 minutes and a signature and I am done.


Try this.

I know of at least 4 employees where I work that can do it. The company often needs things notarized so they have many on staff. Check with your admin or legal group. (Assuming you work for a medium size-ish company).
twonami  [Team Member]
5/17/2010 9:55:59 AM EST
If I become a notary can I get a badge for it

fucking things exist
tr_1127  [Team Member]
5/17/2010 9:58:27 AM EST
I had my LTCH app notarized at the UPS Store. Charged $2.
A_Free_Man  [Team Member]
5/17/2010 9:59:38 AM EST
Likely businesses where you will find a Notary Public:

Banks, Savings & Loans, Insurance Agencies, lawyers' secretaries, Real Estate offices, Car Dealers (big dealerships or used cars), CPA's / Accounting firms, etc.

When I was in college many years ago, wanted to vote absentee, I found out the manager of the campus book store was a Notary. I asked him to Notarize my ballot form, and he did it free of charge. "Buy me a cup of coffee in the Student Union sometime... I'm just glad to see you going to the trouble to vote."

Walk in, ask if there is a Notary Public in the premises that can take care of your needs.
sum-rifle  [Team Member]
5/17/2010 10:09:09 AM EST
So I need something notarized. How do I get it notarized?

I am not going to read 40 funny responces and am guessing it has already been answered but here goes anyway.

Employ the services of a Notary Public.
Many Banks, Real Estate Offices and Mortgage Companies have them.
Look in the telephone book under "Notary Public"
Mak  [Team Member]
5/17/2010 10:35:50 AM EST
Every bank or credit union I have gone to does it free whether you have an account or not
Angelshare1  [Team Member]
5/17/2010 10:43:00 AM EST
What's it for? Most notaries don't know how to notarize. You have to have both the jurat and venue on it for a complete notary. If this is for something haveing to do with the government, make sure you do it correctly. Banks who do it for free often forget the Venue part.

Also if the notary has to have their certificate in a certain county, make sure you ask them "What county is your certificate filed in". They will say "sure I can sign for anything" but typically their certificate is filed in only one county.

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