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  • Writer's pictureShannon Coffey

The Many Roles of a Notary Public

Notary Public Defined

A notary public is a person who has been appointed by the state government to serve as an impartial witness to the signing of important documents. Michigan Notaries are also authorized to administer oaths and affirmations and take acknowledgments.

In performing these duties, notaries ensure that the parties involved in a transaction are whom they say they are and that they fully understand the documents they are signing.

History of Notaries

Notaries have a long history dating back to ancient Rome, where they were responsible for maintaining records of legal proceedings. Today, the roles and responsibilities of notaries vary from state to state.

However, all states require notaries to have a commission from the state government and to maintain a record book, also known as a journal, in which every notarization performed is entered.

What do Notaries Notarize?

Most notarizations are performed on documents related to real estate transactions, such as mortgages and deed transfers. Other common types of documents that notaries may be called upon to witness include powers of attorney, wills, and contracts.

Notarizing these types of documents helps to prevent fraud and ensures that the parties involved understand the document's contents.

Fun Fact:

In some states, notaries are also authorized to perform marriage ceremonies. The State of Michigan notaries are not authorized to perform marriage ceremonies, they actually must be ordained to provide this service.

No matter what state you're in or what type of document you need notarized, you can rest assured that Notary Babe Shan LLC will always have your best interests at heart. Whether it's witnessing your signature on a contract or witnessing your marriage ceremony, you can rely on us to be there for you when it matters most.

Notary Babe Shan LLC, offers mobile notary services as well as online/remote notarization

Call 734-469-8821 to make your appointment!

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