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What is a Notary Public? (Permit Pro Tips) | 305-300-0364

What is a Notary Public? (Permit Pro Tips) | 305-300-0364

In this episode of “Permit Pro Tips”, we are going to discuss what is the role of a Notary Public.

A notary public is a public officer appointed by the governor of the state that has the authority to take acknowledgments, administer oaths, perform marriages, certify the contents of a safe-deposit box, certify the vehicle identification number of a motor vehicle, and certify copies of non-recordable documents.

In the case of building permits, Notary Publics are used to notarize owners’, tenants’, and contractors’ signatures for Permit Applications, Contractor Registration Forms, Contracts, Notice of Commencements and other permit related documents.

A notary may only perform a notarial act upon receipt of satisfactory proof of identity such as a driver’s license or other form of identification card, or by the notary’s own personal knowledge of the person appearing before them, or upon the sworn statement of two witnesses who personally know the person whose signature is to be authenticated. A notary may not notarize their own signature, or the signature of their spouse, parent, or child.

A notary seal of the rubber stamp type is required to be affixed to all notarized paper documents. The rubber stamp must include the commissioned name of the notary public, the words “Notary Public-and their particular State”, the notary’s commission number, and the date on which the notary’s commission expires.

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