NOTARY PUBLIC SERVICES
A notary public is a state officer commissioned by his or her state of residence to serve the public as an unbiased, impartial witness in performing a variety of official fraud-deterrent acts related to the signing of important documents. These official acts are called notarizations, or notarial acts.
A Notary's duty is to screen the signers of important documents — such as property deeds, wills and powers of attorney — for their true identity, their willingness to sign without duress or intimidation, and their awareness of the contents of the document or transaction. Some notarizations also require the Notary to put the signer under an oath, declaring under penalty of perjury that the information contained in a document is true and correct.
An affidavit is a sworn or affirmed statement made before a notary public. It is made under penalty of perjury, and the official must administer an oath or affirmation to the signer(s), witness the signing of the document and certify it by placing his or her official signature and seal and completing the notarial certificate called a jurat.
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