Notary Services in Coconut Creek, Coral Springs, Margate, Pompano Beach, Tamarac and Surrounding Areas
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Notary Services by MJ Tax Services & More
“You have to have that notarized.” You’ve probably heard this if you’ve ever tried to sell a vehicle, signed a power of attorney, closed on a house or signed other legal documents.
When an official witness is needed, a Notary Public provides that service. According to the National Notary Association:
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 while performing a variety of official fraud-deterrent acts related to the signing of important documents.
These acts are referred to as notarizations or notarial acts. Notaries are individuals who are publicly commissioned as “ministerial” officials. This simply means that they are required to adhere to written rules without having to use the kind of discretion expected of a judge or other judicially charged individual.
What does a Notary do?
In the most simple of terms, a Notary makes sure that individuals who sign important documents like vehicle titles, property deeds, wills and other papers are actually who they say they are. They ensure that no one is being coerced or ‘forced’ into signing something they don’t want to sign. Equally important: a Notary makes sure that the individuals are aware of the transaction and have an understanding of what they are about to do. In some cases, the Notary is required to place the signer under oath. The signer declares under penalty of perjury that the information in the document is true.
A Notary must be absolutely impartial and cannot refuse to serve anyone due to race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation or status as a non-customer.
When do you need a Notary?
In most cases you’ll be told that a document needs to be notarized before signing by another party. This is called a notarized signature, and only a Notary can carry out this duty. The Notary acts as witness to the signing, verifies your identity and confirms that you were, in fact, the individual who signed. You’ll work with a Notary during the closing on a home sale or purchase.
PLEASE NOTE: A Notary keeps an official journal of all transactions conducted AND signs a certification document. The Notary will affix a seal of office to this certificate, which makes it ‘genuine’ in a court of law.
The Notary Public services provided by MJ Tax Services and More are offered in order to make it easier for the members of our community to enter into legal agreements. We provide these services for ANY transaction that requires notarization. We take pride in protecting and serving our community.