How to Notarize a Document

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Locate a notary public in your area. Banks, tax offices, law offices and government offices employ notary publics. Call or visit one of these offices in your city and ask to have a notary witness your signature. The American Society of Notaries offers a notary search page on its website to assist in finding a local notary public.

Present the notary with your photo identification before signing your document. You must sign the document in the presence of your notary public or the notary will not notarize your document. Wait while your notary signs your document and uses a notary seal to stamp the document.

Pay the fee for your notary's service. The fee for notary services differs for each notary, but it is usually no more than a few dollars.


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