What is a Notary Public?
A notary public (or notary or public notary) in the common law world is a public officer constituted by law to serve the public in non-contentious matters usually concerned with estates, deeds, powers-of-attorney, and foreign and international business. A notary's main functions are to administer oaths and affirmations, take affidavits and statutory declarations, witness and authenticate the execution of certain classes of documents, take acknowledgments of deeds and other conveyances, protest notes and bills of exchange, provide notice of foreign drafts, prepare marine or ship's protests in cases of damage, provide exemplifications and notarial copies, and perform certain other official acts depending on the jurisdiction. Any such act is known as a notarization. The term notary public only refers to common-law notaries and should not be confused with civil-law notaries.
Notary Public Services In Cecil County, MD
Our Law Firm offers Notary Public services to the residents of Cecil County, Harford County and Kent County. While we may be able to offer walk-in service we would strongly advise you to contact us to schedule an appointment. This will ensure that your document will be notarized in a timely manner.
Why Do I Need Something Notarized?
Chances are you'll need to get a document notarized at some point in your life, whether you're selling a car or entering a contract. Notarizing a document prevents against fraud, requiring a third party -- the notary public -- to verify the identity of the person completing the documentation. To get your document notarized with ease, simply contact us today!