General Notary

What is a Notary Public?

A Notary Public is a state public officer appointed and commissioned by the Governor whose function is to: administer oaths, take acknowledgments of deeds and other instruments, attest to or certify photocopies of certain documents, and perform other duties specified by law. Notaries are authorized by law to perform six basic duties:

  • Administer oaths or affirmations

  • Take acknowledgements

  • Attest to photocopies of certain documents

  • Solemnize marriages

  • Verify vehicle identification numbers (VINs)

  • Certify the contents of safe deposit boxes

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