Frequently Asked Questions
We try to anticipate questions you might have about our services and provide the answers here. If you need additional information send email to [email protected]
1.What is a Notary Public?
A Notary Public is a government officer and public servant who serves as an impartial witness in taking acknowledgments, administering oaths and affirmations, and performing other acts authorized by law.
2. What is a Certified Notary Signing Agent?
A Notary Signing Agent (hereinafter referred to as “NSA”) is a Notary Public that notarizes mortgage documents for borrower(s) who are either purchasing new real estate or refinancing their current mortgage.
3. Why do I need a Notary?
Notary Publics are needed to certify the identity of document signers, administer oaths and affirmations and act as an impartial witness.
4. What form of ID do I need?
Each signer must present at least one of the forms of ID listed on the Fees page. The ID must be current or, if expired, have been issued within the last 5 years, contain the signer’s photograph, personal description, and signature; and bear a serial or other identifying number.
5. When do I need a notary?
Any document that needs to be recorded must be notarized. Usually, the notary will take an imprint of your thumb in addition to asking for your signature. Notarized documents are required to complete the closing process. Most sets of loan documents have two or three forms that must be notarized. The notary will also have to verify the authenticity of the signatures on the deed in order for the transaction to close.
6. How do I choose a notary?
The notary you choose should be certified and experienced. Each state has its own certification process. Notaries work with all kinds of documents, so it's important to ask whether a notary has experience with the documents you need notarized. In fact, you may want to consider hiring a notary signing agent. These notaries are specially trained in signing and notarizing many different documents.