- Verifying Signer Identity: One of the primary responsibilities of a mobile notary is to verify the identity of the person signing the document. This involves checking government-issued identification to ensure that the individual is who they claim to be.
- Ensuring Voluntary Consent: The notary ensures that the signer is willingly and knowingly entering into the transaction. They may ask questions to confirm that the signer understands the content and implications of the document.
- Witnessing Signatures: The notary witnesses the signing of the document and may administer an oath or affirmation to the signer, depending on the nature of the document.
- Administering Oaths and Affirmations: In some cases, notaries are required to administer oaths or affirmations to the individuals signing the document. This is common in affidavits, depositions, and sworn statements.
- Completing the Notarial Certificate: After witnessing the signing, the notary completes a notarial certificate on the document. This certificate typically includes the notary’s signature, seal, commission expiration date, and other relevant information.
- Maintaining a Notary Journal: Notaries often maintain a journal of their notarial acts, recording details of each transaction. This journal serves as a record for future reference and may be required by state laws.
Responsibilities of a Mobile Notary
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