Notaries only certify the IDENTITY of the SIGNERS.
The signer is responsible for the validity of the document.
Many documents are required by law to be notarized to ensure they are legally binding. (Affidavits, real estate deeds, etc)
A Notary Public is authorized by law to
A notary identifies a signer by carefully examining the identification presented by that person and comparing the signatures the person has made on the document with the signature on the identification. Proper "ID" should include a photograph and signature on a reliable identification card such as a driver's license.
A Notary can refuse to sign a document if the Notary is uncertain of a signer's identity, willingness to sign, general competence, or reason to suspect fraud.
1. The document needing notarized - UNSIGNED
2. We must physically watch you sign the document
3. Proper VALID & CURRENT identification to verify the signer is who you
say you are. ID with photo, such as, Driver's License, Passport, Military ID,
or any other government-issued ID
4. If we are not confident of your identity, we have every right to refuse to notarize the document
5. IndyNotaryPublic does not notarize documents written in any foreign language.
English only ... We are unable to read the document in any other language.
Indiana Notary Law
Effective July 2, 2018
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