Frequently asked questions
What is a Notary Public?
A Notary Public is an official of integrity appointed by state government - typically by the secretary of state - to serve the public as an impartial witness in performing a variety of official fraud-deterrent acts related to the signing of important documents. These official acts are called notarizations, or notarial acts. Notaries are publicly commissioned as "ministerial" officials, meaning that they are expected to follow written rules without the exercise of significant personal discretion, as would otherwise be the case with a "judicial" official.
Can a Notary Public offer advice with my documents or loan signings?
No, a Notary Public is not an attorney, judge or high-ranking official and therefore, not able to give legal advice. If you have questions regarding your documents or how to proceed with the signing, contact your Title Company, lender or lawyer.
Who can be a witness?
If your document requires a witness(es), the witness(es) need to be present at the time of the signing, have valid picture ID, and should not have a financial or other interest in the agreement. A neutral third party would be the best choice.
What forms of ID can be used for notary?
According to WAC 308-30-155, satisfactory evidence of an individual identity shall be based on one of the following:
Who can be a notary signer?
A notary signer must be at least 18 years old and have valid government issued picture ID.
What form of payments do you accept ?
We accept cash, check, all major credit/debit cards, paypal and vemno.