How to Write a Notary Letter

By Dianne Christensen

A notarized letter has the signature and stamp of a notary public, a person who has a state certification that enables him to witness signatures for legal documents. Prior to notarizing the document, the notary must be supplied with the photo identification of the person signing the document and witness the person signing it. The process of notarizing a document is to prevent forgery or fraud and the notary can confirm the person signing the document is the correct individual.

Assemble your letter. Typing the letter will provide it with a more professional appearance, although in some instances, it can be handwritten if necessary. It is best to check the requirements.

Obtain a notary public in your local municipality. Government offices, law offices and banks are often equipped with at least one notary public. There may be a small fee for using a notary, depending on which business you use to obtain their services. It is best to call ahead to see when one is available and determine the cost.

Supply the notary with picture identification. Write your signature on the legal document in the presence of the notary. Allow the notary to sign the document and place the notary stamp or seal on the letter. You now have a notary letter and can send it to the appropriate individual.

About the Author

Dianne Christensen began writing professionally in 2003 for the "Muskegon Chronicle" in Muskegon, Mich. She has a Bachelor of Science in journalism from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich.

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