Notary

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Notary Job Description

 

 

 

Title: Notary Public

 

Overview: A Notary Public is a public official appointed by the government to witness the signing of important documents and to administer oaths. The primary duty of a Notary Public is to verify the identity of the signatories and ensure that they are signing the document of their own free will.

 

Responsibilities:

 

1. Witness the signing of legal documents: The primary responsibility of a Notary Public is to witness the signing of legal documents, including wills, trusts, deeds, powers of attorney, and contracts. The Notary Public must verify the identity of the signatories and ensure that they are signing the document of their own free will.

 

2. Administer oaths: A Notary Public is authorized to administer oaths and affirmations. They must ensure that the person taking the oath fully understands the nature of the oath and is willing to take it.

 

3. Verify the authenticity of documents: The Notary Public must verify the authenticity of the documents presented to them for notarization. They must ensure that the documents are complete and accurate and that they have not been altered in any way.

 

4. Keep accurate records: The Notary Public must keep accurate records of all notarial acts they perform. These records must include the date, time, and location of the notarization, the name and address of the person whose signature is being notarized, and the type of document being notarized.

 

5. Provide copies of notarized documents: The Notary Public must provide copies of notarized documents upon request. They must ensure that the copies are accurate and complete.

 

6. Stay current with laws and regulations: The Notary Public must stay current with the laws and regulations governing notarial acts. They must be aware of any changes to these laws and regulations and adjust their practices accordingly.

 

Qualifications:

 

1. Must be a legal resident.

 

2. Must be at least 18 years of age.

 

3. Must be able to read and write in English.

 

4. Must not have any felony convictions.

 

5. Must pass a background check.

 

6. Must complete a Notary Public training course and pass a state-administered exam.

 

7. Must purchase a Notary Public bond and file it with the state.

 

8. Must purchase a Notary Public seal and keep it secure.

 

9. Must have a thorough understanding of the laws and regulations governing notarial acts.

 

Salary: The salary for a Notary Public varies depending on the location and the volume of work. On average, a Notary Public earns between $10 and $15 per notarization. Some Notary Publics may work full-time, while others work part-time or as needed.