A Notary Public is a public officer who serves as an impartial witness in performing a variety of acts related to the signing of documents, such as acknowledging signatures, administering oaths, and certifying copies of documents.
Functions of a Notary Public
Identity Verification: Verifies the identity of the person signing the document.
Witnessing Signatures: Acts as an impartial witness to the signing of documents.
Certification: Certifies that the document and its signatures are genuine.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Do Notary Publics have the authority to provide legal advice?
No, they are not allowed to provide legal advice, interpret documents, or choose documents for a transaction.
How do I find a Notary Public?
Notary Publics are often found in legal offices, banks, and government institutions.