Notary Publics And The Service They Provide

Notary Publics And The Service They Provide

 Notary publics are invisible in many transactions.  Yet, without them, the transaction may never take place.  Ensuring legalities are followed, making sure the right people sign documents in the right place and that they are not signing under duress, make notaries important contributors to many business and personal dealings.  If you’ve ever wondered what kinds of services notaries provide, you’ve come to the right place.  Read on for a brief synopsis of their more commonly provided services.

Notary property guidingDocumentation Services Provided By Notary Publics

Most people are familiar with a notary public as a person who can witness them signing certain documents.  Many people have had the need for a notary to witness their signature on documents ranging from deeds, mortgages, titles and wills, to powers of attorney and certain banking and investment documents.

Serving as witness to the signing of documents is probably the most common provided service among notaries, in general.  Throughout Florida and in Cape Coral, notary publics are charged with serving the public by acting as an impartial witness to the signing of important documents.  Each state certifies notaries individually.  A notary public in Florida cannot notarize documents in another state unless they are certified in that state.

A notary’s impartiality in affairs is the key to their service.  By ensuring the signee is who they say they are, understands what they are signing and is signing of his or her own free will, notary publics deter fraud and establish a public trust.

Taking Oaths And Signing Acknowledgements

Other than acting as a witness to signatures, notaries are also commissioned to take oaths and acknowledgements.  It is common to find notaries working in legal offices or the court system because of their ability to place people under oath under penalty of perjury, take depositions or sign affidavits.

Acknowledgements typically take the form of documents conveying ownership of something, such as a home.  At Title Junction in Fort Myers, a notary public is on hand for every one of our real estate transactions for this exact reason.

It is important to understand that although they act in legal affairs and many times in legal offices, notaries are not allowed to provide legal advice, unless they also happen to be a lawyer.  Notaries are duty-bound to provide notarization services to anyone needing them regardless of their religious or political beliefs, race, gender, nationality or lifestyle.  The only time they can refuse to provide service is if there is doubt about the signer’s identify, competence or willingness to sign the documents, if they believe fraud is being committed or if they have a personal interest in the transaction.

Title Junction is a full service real estate title company serving the area of Fort Myers, Cape Coral and the entire state of Florida since 2005. The company handles a number of real estate title services for both commercial and residential properties. Employees of Title Junction can also act as a witness in courtesy closings as well as an escrow agent or a notary public.

Please contact Jennifer Ferri of Title Junction, LLC for further information @ 239-415-6574 or

Posted on August 30, 2013, in Title and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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