important things you should know
FAQ About The Notary Process
Can I Use Expired ID?
Can you Explain All The Legal Terms?
What Can I Expect During The Process?
How do I know My Information is safe?
Can I contact you to notarize a document at anytime?
If I'm "feeling lost" during the signing, Do I Have To sign?
Can You Advise Me On what To Do?
When do you send out documents?
Preparing For your Notary
Please read these instructions carefully before scheduling an appointment
- The document or form requiring notarization must be completely filled out. We do not draw up documents or help you with filling out the document*
- All signer(s) must be present at the time of the appointment
- All signer(s) must provide an original non-expired photo I.D
- The signer(s) must be of sound mind, alert, and mentally competent
- The signer must want to sign the document being notarized
*TDL Notary Services may charge additional fees for extra services including but not limited to printing and a convenience fee can be charged.
Reasons Why Your Document Will Not Be Notarized
- The signer is not physically present at the time of appointment
- The document is incomplete or blank
- The signer has been adjudicated mentally incapacitated and has not been restored to capacity as a matter of record
- The signer cannot produce acceptable identification
- The signer appears to be drunk, sedated, or disoriented
- The notary knows or suspects that the transaction is illegal, false, or deceptive
- The signer does not speak English and there is no one available to translate the document into a language the signer understands
- The notary believes that the signer is being coerced or does not understand the consequences of signing the document
- The signer or witnesses do not agree to signing the document
FAQ About Notaries
A Notary public is a public official whose powers and duties are defined by statute. A Notary acts as an official, impartial witness to help prevent fraud, a unbiased witness to the identity and signature of the person who comes before the notary for a specific purpose. The person may be taking an oath, giving oral or written testimony, or signing acknowledging his or her signature on a legal document. In each case, the notary attests that the person appearing before the Notary is who that person claims to be.
There are 5 basic acts: 1) taking acknowledgements, 2) administering oaths and affirmations, 3) Certifying affidavits or depositions, 4) certifying “true copies” of documents, 5) performing jurats
No, notarizing does not mean the document is true.
A Notary Signing Agent or NSA is a Notary who has special training to handle loan document signings. Title companies and signing services hire NSAs to deliver loan documents to borrowers, oversee the signing and return the documents.
No we do not have requirements for our customers. Customers have the option of wearing a mask or not, its up to you.