What is a Notary Public?

A notary public (or notary, or public notary) is tasked with verifying the authenticity of your most important transactions. Their consent is often the final step in establishing a power of attorney, closing on a home, or opening a retirement account.


What Does a Notary Public Do?

A notary public is a public official appointed by a state government to help deter fraud. Notary publics witness the signing of important documents and verify the identity of the signer(s), their willingness to sign the documents, and their awareness of the contents of the document or transaction.

These documents include:


  • Estates

  • Deeds

  • Powers of Attorney

  • Affidavits

  • Licenses

  • Contracts

  • Loan documents

  • Trusts

  • Wills and Estates

  • Birth Certicates

  • Death Records

  • Property transfers

Administering oaths and affirmations;Notary publics offer a legal service that impacts numerous institutions. Their responsibilities include:


  • Taking affidavits and statutory declarations

  • Taking acknowledgments of deeds and other conveyances

  • Protesting notes and bills of exchange

  • Providing notice of foreign drafts.


Where Can You Get Something Notarized? Just Call Us or Send a Message!

Contact Us

Rockland County:

49 Lafayette Avenue,Suffern, NY 10901

Tel: (845)368-4747

Fax: (845)368-4744


Orange County:

29 Lake Street Monroe, NY 10950

Tel: (845)782-8303


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