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What Is A Port Charlotte, FL Notary Public?

A Notary Public Is A Person Of Proven Integrity Appointed By The Government To Serve The Public As An Impartial Witness In Taking Acknowledgements, Administering Oaths, Affirmations And Performing Other Acts Authorized By Law. A Notary Public; May Not Offer Legal Advice Or Prepare Documents And Can Not Recommend How A Document Can Be Signed Or Even What Type Of Notarization Is Necessary, As These Things Would Constitute Unauthorized Practice Of Law.  A Notary’s Chief Responsibility Is To Act As An Impartial Witness In The Execution Of Documents, And To Certify The Facts Of Such Transactions In A Notarial Certificate. By Properly Executing His/Her Duties, A Notary Helps To Deter Fraud And Promote The Integrity And Reliability Of Document Transactions.

 

What Is A Mobile Notary Charlotte County Florida?

A Mobile Notary Is A Notary Public That Travels To Various Locations To Perform Notarial Acts.

The Fee Charges By Mobile Notaries Tend To Be Higher Than Traditional Notaries Due To Travel & Other Associated Expenses.

 

Why Are Documents Notarized?

To Defer Fraud. An Impartial Witness (The Notary) Ensures That The Signers Of Documents Are Who They Say They Are & Not Impostors. The Notary Makes Sure That Signers Have Entered Into Agreements Knowingly & Willingly.

 

Signer's Responsibilities

*Documents Should Be Completely Filled Out Except For The Signature.

*Every Signer Must Be Identified Under The Regulations Of Florida Law.

(Valid Government Issued ID Or Credible Witnesses.)

*All Signers Must Be Of Sound Mind And Able To Make Legal Decisions For Themselves.

Port Charlotte And Punta Gorda Florida Notary's Responsibilities

*Ensure The Signer Is The Person Listed In The Document, Understands What They Are Signing,

And Is Of Sound Mind. *Verify No Blanks Exist In The Document And That Every Page Is Present.

Limits Of A Charlotte County Florida Notary Public

A Notary May Not Provide Legal Advice Nor Assist In Completing Legal Documents.  

A Port Charlotte Florida Notary Public, Punta Gorda Florida Notary Public, Englewood Florida Notary Public,

North Port Florida Notary Public, And Charlotte County Florida Notary Public

Verifies Only The Identity Of The Individual Who Signs The Notarized Document. 

Types Of Documents

Trusts, Power Of Attorney, Healthcare Directive, Hand Written Letters Or Affidavits, 401K Withdraw Forms,

Travel Consent Forms, Any Other Documents Requiring Notarization

Location Of Signing

(Loan Signing Agents Port Charlotte And Punta Gorda Florida, Charlotte County Florida Signing Agents)

Your Home Or Office, Hospital, Restaurant Or Coffee House, Assisted Living Home, Any Safe Location.

Charlotte County Traveling Notary, Closing And Signing Service Performed By Agents Licensed Within Charlotte County Are Generally Performed At A Time And Place Of Your Convenience. Some Of The Most Popular Locations Where Notary Services Are Performed Throughout Charlotte County Are: Nursing Homes, Law Offices, Prisons, Corporate Offices, Real Estate Offices, Hospitals, Assisted Living Facilities, Motor Vehicle Offices,

Government Buildings, Car Dealerships, Courthouses And Residential Locations.

 

Can I Come To Your Location?

Yes, You Can Come To Our Notary Office In Port Charlotte Florida But You Must Call Ahead And Make An Appointment Due To Our Traveling Services Provided On Any Given Day. We Do Not Take Walk-In Appointments.

 

How Soon Can You Have A Charlotte County FL Notary Public Here? 

How Much Advance Notice Is Required? For Best Results, Appointments Are Encouraged 24 hrs In Advance. However, We Will Make Every Attempt To Fulfill Any Last Minute And/Or Same Day Appointments & Emergency Request.

May A Notary In Port Charlotte Or Punta Gorda Florida Give Legal Advice Or Prepare Legal Documents?
Absolutely Not. A Notary Is Forbidden From Preparing Legal Documents Or Acting As A Legal Adviser Unless He Or She Is Also An Attorney. Violators Can Be Prosecuted For The Unauthorized Practice Of Law, So A Notary Cannot Answer Your Legal Questions Or Provide Advice About Your Particular Document.

 

Can A Notary In Charlotte County FL Refuse To Serve People?
Only If The Notary Is Uncertain Of A Signer’s Identity, Willingness, Mental Awareness, Or Has Cause To Suspect Fraud. Notaries May Not Refuse Service On The Basis Of Race, Religion, Nationality, Lifestyle,

Or Because The Person Is Not A Client Or Customer.

Can A Fax Or Photocopy Be Notarized In Charlotte County Florida?
Yes, If The Document Has An Original Signature. However, A Fax Or Photocopied Signature Cannot Be Notarized.

 

Can A Notary Perform A Marriage Ceremony In Port Charlotte Or Punta Gorda Florida?
Florida Is One Of Only Three U.S. States That Allow Notaries To Solemnize Marriages—South Carolina and Maine Are The Other Two.  Notaries In West Feliciana Parish In Louisiana Are Also Permitted To Perform Marriage Ceremonies.

Do Both Parties Have To Be Present At The Port Charlotte Or Punta Gorda Florida Clerk’s Office

To Apply For A Marriage License? 
Yes.
Both Parties Must Sign The Application Form.

Both Parties Must Take An Oath To The Truthfulness Of The Information Provided.

 

Is A Blood Test Required?
No. Blood Tests Are No Longer Required In Florida.

Is There A Waiting Period For The Issuance Of A Marriage License?
There Is A 3 Day Waiting Period For Florida Residents. However, There Is No Waiting Period For NON-RESIDENTS And No Waiting Period For Florida Residents Who Have Taken A Premarital Course By A Registered Course Provider.

 A Letter Of Completion And Statement Attesting They Have Taken A Premarital Preparation Course And Have Read The Family Law Handbook outlining The Rights And Responsibilities Of parties To A Marriage Is Required.

WILL YOU NOTARIZE A WILL THAT HAS NOT BEEN PREPARED BY AN ATTORNEY?

Yes, we may notarize a will, whether prepared by an attorney or not, provided the required conditions for a notarization are met.

■ The document signer must be present and competent to execute the document.

■ The signer must produce appropriate identification to the notary public.

■ The document must have a jurat, or the document signer must direct the notary to provide a jurat.  The process involves the testator and witnesses taking an oath and signing an affidavit stating that they signed the will in the presence of each other. The notary is responsible for administering an oath to the testator and the witnesses, and for completing the jurat.  The notary is not responsible, nor required, to make the will self-proving but may add the affidavit and notarial certificate above if requested by the testator. However, the notary may not explain the purpose or effect of the self-proving process.

 

WITNESSES

The notary does not have the responsibility of furnishing two witnesses for the execution of a self proving will, or any other document, however, upon special request, we may accommodate you with additional witnesses.

 

WILL YOU NOTARIZE A WILL THAT HAS NOT BEEN PREPARED BY AN ATTORNEY?

 Yes, we may notarize a will, whether prepared by an attorney or not, provided the required conditions for a notarization are met.

■ The document signer must be present and competent to execute the document.

■ The signer must produce appropriate identification to the notary public.

■ The document must have a jurat, or the document signer must direct the notary to provide a jurat.  The process involves the testator and witnesses taking an oath and signing an affidavit stating that they signed the will in the presence of each other. The notary is responsible for administering an oath to the testator and the witnesses, and for completing the jurat.  The notary is not responsible, nor required, to make the will self-proving but may add the affidavit and notarial certificate above if requested by the testator. However, the notary may not explain the purpose or effect of the self-proving process.

 

WITNESSES

The notary does not have the responsibility of furnishing two witnesses for the execution of a self proving will, or any other document, however, upon special request, we may accommodate you with additional witnesses.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HAVE A LETTER NOTARIZED?

For instance, banks, other financial institutions and the court system often require documents to be notarized. It’s the Notary Public’s role to verify the identity of the person signing the document. The Notary will also confirm the signatory understands the meaning of what she or he is signing.

IDENTIFICATION DIFFERENT FROM THE NAME BEING SIGNED?

This problem may occur in different situations. 

In some situations, individuals may have simply neglected to update their identification cards after a name change.  You should go to your local Division of Motor Vehicles office to make the necessary changes.

 

In some instances, individuals may need to sign a document with their former name after making the necessary updates to their identification cards.  A classic situation arises when a woman changes her name after marriage and has to sign a document, such as a warranty deed, in her former name.  We may notarize her signature if she signs both names and the notary may want to indicate that fact in the notarial certificate.

 

For an acknowledgment, the notary could state,

 

“The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this _____ day of ________, 19__, by Mary Smith, who represented to me that she was formerly known as Mary Jones, and who provided a Florida driver license, No. 123 45 678 890 in the name of Mary Smith as identification.” 

The notary may also want to include information such as the date of birth, expiration date, or physical description.  The notary may always provide additional information in the certificate, especially if it helps to clarify the circumstances.  The notary may also want to include information about supporting documentation concerning the name change or additional identification cards, if available, in the journal.

FOR A PERSON WHO SIGNS A DOCUMENT WRITTEN IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE

For a person who is signing a document written in a foreign language not understood by the notary.

As a notary, we are not responsible for the contents of the document, but we need to exercise caution in this situation, by following these recommendations by the State. Such as:

■ Make sure that the notary can communicate verbally with the document signer or that a qualified, trustworthy translator is present.

■ Determine, if possible, that the document is complete.

■ Check the document for a notarial certificate.  If the document does not have a notarial certificate, the document signer must direct the notary to apply the notarial act, proceed by adding the correct certificate and completing the notarization.  If the signer does not know which notarial certificate he/she wants to apply, the notary must refuse to notarize. Samples of notarial certificates.

■ Complete the notarial certificate in English.  If the notary certificate is not in English, and the signer does not permit for the notary to write it in English, then the notary may not notarize.

Notary Certificates 

When performing notarization’s, the notary public is generally required to complete a notarial certificate of the act.  The certificate is a record of what occurred at the time of the notarization, and the notary is responsible for ensuring that the certificate is complete and accurate.  The following page contains samples of notarial certificates for use on documents being notarized in Florida.  You will note that the notarial certificates for an oath (or affirmation) or an acknowledgment contain nine basic elements:

 

■ venue (the location of the notarization)

■ type of notarial act (oath/affirmation or acknowledgment)

■ that the signer personally appeared before the notary (“before me”)

■ actual date of notarization

■ name of person whose signature is being notarized

■ form of identification

■ signature of notary

■ name of notary printed/typed/stamped below signature

■ notary seal (with the 4 essential elements) Some notarial certificates may vary in format, but any certificate should contain all these elements.
 

If the document has no notarial certificate, the document signer needs to choose which notarial act is required for the execution of the document (an oath/affirmation or an acknowledgment).  At the signer’s direction, the notary public may type or print the appropriate certificate on the document below the designated signature line for the document signer.

 

Click on clickable links below to see what is right for you.

 

Jurats

FL Jurat – 1 Signer 

FL Jurat – 2 Signers

FL Jurat – By Mark

FL Jurat – By Notary

 

Acknowledgments

FL Acknowledgment – 1 Signer

FL Acknowledgment – 2 Signers

FL Acknowledgment – By Mark

FL Acknowledgment – By Notary

Our Company Does Not Apostille Documents, Nor Does It Assist In Handling The Apostille Request.

For a document that is leaving the USA to a foreign country, a document may be required to be apostilled.

 

Each state designates a Competent Authority 

Who issues an apostille for a public document. 

The Florida Secretary of State is the Competent Authority in Florida. 

Only the Competent Authority can issue an apostille.

 

They will examine the document to make sure that the Notary Public who notarized the document, was an actively commissioned notary public, at the time of notarizing the document.  Once confirmed, the State Office will stamp/seal/emboss your document, and mail it back to you for your handling.

The Instructions Below Are Only Applicable To Documents That WERE Notarized Within Florida Boundaries

 

Where To File:

https://dos.myflorida.com/sunbiz/other-services/apostille-notarial-certification/

 

 

There Are Many Things That A Notary May Not Do.  Some Of Those things are listed below.

 

■ Do not notarize a photograph

■ Do not notarize a copy of a birth certificate, or any other vital record or public record

■ Do not certify a translation of a document from one language into another.

■ Do not provide signature guarantees.  This duty is usually performed by officials in the banking and securities industry.

■ Do not certify the authenticity of objects, such as art or sports memorabilia.

■ Do not judge contests or certify contest results.

■ Do not certify a person’s residency or citizenship status.

■ Do not prepare legal documents, or immigration papers.

More on photographs

Occasionally, we may be asked to “notarize” a photograph.  Please be aware that certifying or notarizing photographs is not an authorized notarial act under Florida.  The Notary, may, however, notarize a person’s signature on a written statement concerning the photograph.

For example, if Jane Smith wants to certify that the person in a particular photograph is John Doe, she could sign a sworn written statement stating that the photograph is of John Doe.  The Notary could then notarize her signature on that statement in the same way that the Notary notarizes any sworn written statement.  Her statement could be made on the back of the photograph or on a separate paper to be attached to the photograph.

Keep in mind that the Notary will not certify or attest that the person in the photograph is John Doe.  Rather, the Notary will certify that the statement concerning the photograph was signed and sworn to in the Notary’s presence by Jane Smith.  This is accomplished by using the standard notarial certificate (jurat) provided in the Florida Statutes for oaths. The Notary will apply their notary seal to and sign the document with completing a proper notarial certificate, chosen by Jane Smith.

 

 

MAY A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY DIRECT ANOTHER PERSON TO SIGN?

 

For A Person With A Disability Who Directs Another to Sign

 

On a rare occasion, we may be asked to notarize the signature of a person who cannot sign a document in the usual manner.  An individual with a disability may direct the notary or a designated person to sign on his or her behalf.  In a sense, one person substitutes his hands for the hands of the person with a disability.  We may notarize this signature and we will indicate the unusual circumstances in the notarial certificate.

 

What You Should Know

 

■ The Notary Public will question the person to make sure that he or she understands the nature and effect of the document to be signed.  If the person is blind, the Notary Public will read the entire document to him or her.  If the person does not understand, the Notary Public will refer him or her to an attorney for legal advice and we will not proceed with the notarization.

 

■ The notary will ask for proper identification from the person with a disability.  It is not necessary to require identification from the designated signer.  Think of that person only as the “hands” of the person with a disability.

 

■ The notary may then sign the signature of the person with a disability at the direction of and in the presence of that person and the two witnesses.

 

■ Perform the appropriate notarial act: administer an oath or take an acknowledgment.  The notarial act will be directed to the person with a disability.

 

■  The Notary Public will complete the notarial certificate with the required information.  When stating whose signature is being notarized, it would be best to indicate the special circumstances of the signing.

 

■ Two persons with no interest in the transaction must witness the signing of the document and the notarization and that their names and addresses be clearly printed below their signatures.  Unless otherwise required by law for the particular document, it is not necessary for the witnesses’ signatures to be notarized.

 

■ The witnesses and the designated signer must sign the notary journal.

What Are Your Terms & Polices?

No Refunds For No Shows, Signings In Remote Areas & Extreme Circumstances May Result In Additional Fees.

Errors On Our Part Are Corrected At No Additional Charge. For Cancellations, You Need To Call Our Office To Us No Later Than 24 Hours Prior To The Scheduled Appointment Or You Will Be Charged For That Appointment.

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Now That You Know The basics, We Cannot Wait To Schedule Your Mobile Notary Appointment.

Please Feel Free To Call Or Text Us To Make An Appointment Or To Ask Any Questions.

 Same Day Appointments Are Often Available.

 

Our Mobile Notary, Signing And Real Estate Closing Agents In Charlotte County Are Prepared To Assist You With Notarizing Your Documents. Our Notary Agents Are Familiar With All Of The Locations Within Charlotte County As Well As Applicable Notary Laws And Will Abide By All Procedures And Requirements Necessary To Properly Execute Your Documents. Please Be Advised, As Official Charlotte County Notary Agents, We Require You Or Your Client To Produce Legal Identification Such As, But Not Limited To, A State Issued Driver's License, A Government Issued Passport, A Government Issued Identification Card With An Image And Any Supporting Documentation.

 

Charlotte County Traveling Notary, Closing And Signing Service Performed By Agents Licensed Within Charlotte County Are Generally Performed At A Time And Place Of Your Convenience. Some Of The Most Popular Locations Where Notary Services Are Performed Throughout Charlotte County Are: Nursing Homes, Law Offices, Prisons, Corporate Offices, Real Estate Offices, Hospitals, Assisted Living Facilities, Motor Vehicle Offices, Government Buildings, Car Dealerships, Courthouses And Residential Locations.

We Are Not Licensed Attorneys And Cannot Give Legal Advice.

The Information Posted On This Site Is For Informational Purposes Only.  

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