Premier Mobile Notary adheres to California laws governing the practice and procedures of Notary Publics.
• The notary document signer must physically appear before the Notary at time of notarization – not before, and not after. A telephone call from the signer or the Notary's familiarity with a signature is not a personal appearance
• The Notary must identify the signer through either (1) vouching of personally known, reliable, uninvolved witness who is under oath or (2) current government-issued ID card with photograph, signature and physical description
• The Notary must be impartial and disinterested and not notarize a document bearing Notary's name or Notary signature or that of Notary's spouse or relative, or notarize any document which will in any way benefit the Notary
• The Notary must make a record of each notarization and require document signer to affix signature – and where necessary thumb print – in official journal of notary act
• The Notary must not certify a copy of a birth certificate or other vital record or of a recordable document such as a deed. Copies of these documents must be issued only by the appropriate public records custodian, and not by the Notary.
Proper ID Includes:
California Driver's License, Other States Drivers License, California Identification Card, Foreign Passports Stamped by U.S. Customs,Other State Identification Card, Foreign Passports Stamped by U.S. Customs, U.S. Passport Canada Drivers License, U.S. Military ID card, Mexico Driver's License, Inmate ID card or you will need two credible witness’s (for a person who does not have current or acceptable ID).For a Document to be notarized there should be text within the document committing the signer in some way. The signature must be original, no photocopies and if taking oath must be sign in front of Notary public. A Mobile Notary Public witness's the signing of the documents and asks each party for a sworn oath of authenticity. The notary public must complete and/or attach a notary certificate.
Notary Public's are legally authorized by a state to administer oaths, take acknowledgments certify documents.
The Mobile Notary Public MUST ensure that the person signing a document to be notarized , is who she/he says she/he is, because identities are critical.
At times the Notary may spend some time verifying the names and verififying the identity of all parties. The signature and seal/stamp are evidence that the person is a Notary Public. A Notary Public's signature and seal are always required to authenticate the signatures on many legal documents.
Please remember that unless a California notary public is also an attorney, the notary public is prohibited from rendering legal advice which may be interpreted as the practice of law in the state of California.
Please note that the information given on this site should not be interpreted as legal advice. Legal advice may only be given by an attorney.
What is an Acknowledgment?
An Acknowledgment is a certificate completed by the notary according to Civil Code section 1189, wherein: (a). The signer personally appeared before the notary on the date and in the county
indicated and acknowledged executing the document being Acknowledged, (b). The notary signed and affixed his/her seal on the Acknowledgment, and (e). The notary properly identified the signer. The wording of the Acknowledgment must read (effective January 1, 2015): State of California County of ______
On_____before me (Name and title of officer executing the Acknowledgment), personally appeared _____________ who proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence to be the person(s) whose name(s) is/are subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged to me that he/she/they executed the same in his/her/their authorized capacity(ies), and that by his/her/their signature(s) on the instrument the person(s), or the entity upon behalf of which the person(s) acted, executed the instrument. I certify under PENALTY OF PERJURY under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing paragraph is true and correct. WITNESS my hand and official seal.
What is a Jurat?
A Jurat is a certificate completed by the notary according to Government Code Section 8202, wherein: (a). The signer personally appeared before the notary on the date and in the county indicated, (b). The signer signed the document in front of the notary, (c). The notary administered the oath or affirmation, (d). The notary signed and affixed his/her seal on the Jurat, and(e). The notary properly identified the signer. The wording of the jurat must read (effective January 1, 2015):
State of California
County of ______ Subscribed and sworn to (or affirmed) before me on this____ day of ____, 20__. by ___________, proved to to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence to be the person(s) who appeared before me. A notary public of other officer completing this certificate verifies only the identity of the individual who signed the document to which this certificate is attached, and not the truthfulness, accuracy, or validity of that document