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Do you need someone to notarize the title of your automobile or the deed to a piece of property you own? If so, you'll need to hire a public notary to take care of your personal documentation. But before you rush out to hire anyone, familiarize yourself with a few of these terms:

  • Public Notary - A public notary is a government agent who has sworn an oath to verify and represent important documents. A notary may certify, or witness, an important document by signing the document and adding a stamp or seal of approval to it. The document is thereby certified and it may then serve as a legal acknowledgment in a court of law. Important financial documents, like loans, are often notarized, for this reason.
  • Witness - Sometimes, when an agent signs and notarizes a document, it is said that he or she has witnessed it. This means that the agent has carefully reviewed the document - whether it's an oath, a will, a legal certificate, an affidavit, or something else entirely - and has approved its validity.
  • Certificate - Once a document has been notarized, it becomes an official certificate, and it can be used in a court of law. Just about any sort of document can become a certificate. Business documents, financial documents, jurats, and loans can all be certified, for instance.
  • Mobile Notary - Most notary agents are highly mobile. This means that they are willing and able to travel around their city or county, notarizing documents wherever they are needed most. They are sometimes also willing to travel to provide citizens with additional services, like fingerprinting.
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    At Home Loan Closers, LLC
    6330 Midway Manor Drive, Mount Vernon, IN 47620
    Certified Notary Public in Benton with background screens through the National Notary Association. Our services provide closing all types of loans such as refinance, purchase, home equity & reverse mortgages. Public Notaries Benton
    (800) 418-1127
    Ink Spot Notary Services
    26 Lewis Place, Saint Louis, MO 63113
    Our company provides maid services that you can trust. We are honest, professional, and in business over five years. Count on us for your house, apartment, vacation rental, or office cleaning.
    (314) 814-0753
    Kamau Notary Services
    115 Reasnor Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63119
    We are a mobile notary team specializing in a wide array of notary services including real estate, power of attorney (POA) and lien waivers.
    (314) 322-7809
    Sandusky License Notary Service
    1016 Tolle Rd, Mount Vernon, IL 62864
    (618) 244-1027
    Mail Boxes Etc.
    1809 W Main St, Carbondale, IL 62901
    (618) 529-6245
    Larimer Abstract & Title
    104 N Washington St, Salem, IL 62881
    (618) 548-1121
    Union County Abstract Ofc Inc
    304 W Market St, Jonesboro, IL 62952
    (618) 833-6521
    Metro Mail Plus
    1407 W 10th St, Metropolis, IL 62960
    (618) 524-2101
    Nedra's Printing
    123 S 5th St, Vandalia, IL 62471
    (618) 283-2353
    Sandy's License Service
    1616 N Belt E, Belleville, IL 62221
    (618) 233-1559
    Duffey's Title & License Service
    307 N Illinois St, Belleville, IL 62220
    (618) 235-3487
    Highland Title & License Service
    712 Broadway, Highland, IL 62249
    (618) 651-4800
    Romano's License Service
    102 W 7th St, O Fallon, IL 62269
    (618) 632-1919
    Steibel License Service
    2704 N Illinois St Ste D, Belleville, IL 62226
    (618) 233-7555
    Sharon Gum, Cpa
    Waterloo, IL 62298
    (618) 660-9021

    When documents need to be proper acknowledgment, they need to be taken to a public notary. This person will sign and stamp the document with a legal seal to officially notarize the paper. Each notary's seal is different, like a legal fingerprint. Often, this person will witness you signing a jurat (an oath at the foot of an affidavit that states where, when, and before whom the document was signed) claiming the paper to be an original or a certified copy of the original before singing it themselves. Notary agents have been around since ancient Rome, where the slave Tiro developed the shorthand system "notae" for taking down the speeches of Cicero. Six hundred years later, the law school of Bologna used Tiro's methods to create the first real notaries. These folks prepared financial papers, wills, and other contracts for a fee. Soon the need for notaries spread all over Europe and migrated with the colonists to America in the 1600s. Only the most upstanding citizens were appointed as public notaries in the colonies since it was their job to certify and keep papers safe. Since then, the biggest responsibility of the notary has become to make sure papers like property deeds, power of attorney, mobile vehicle titles, and financial loans are true copies and not forgeries. These officials are appointed by the state. They cover personal and business certificates for things like mobile travel and loans while maintaining a sense of impartiality. A notary is tested often to make sure they never turn away service because of a person's race, gender, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, nationality, or political ties.
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