Notary Services

Notary Services at the Asbury Park Public Library Only $2.50 per Document

You can now have documents and important papers notarized at the library for only $2.50 per document. These services are typically available Monday through Friday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, but we encourage you to call ahead of time (732-774-4221) to ensure that the notary is or will be on-site when you come to the library.

More Information About Notary Services
What is a Notary Public?

A Notary Public is an individual appointed by state government to administer oaths and serve as a witness to the signing of important documents (such as affidavits, deeds, mortgage documents, power of attorney documents, promissory notes, personal business documents).

Why would I need a Notary?

The Notary is a public servant whose job is to witness the signing of documents, screening out impostors and frauds, and to ensure that those who have entered into agreements have done so knowingly and willingly, without threat or coercion. The Notary serves as an impartial witness, lending credibility to both the document and its executors.

How does a Notary identify a signer?

You will need to show at least one current, valid identification card or document that includes your photograph and signature in order to have a document notarized. A driver’s license, military ID or passport is usually acceptable.

Is notarization required by law?

Some documents are required to be notarized in order for them to be considered as legally binding. Check with the individual, business, office, or organization wherein you intend to submit the document to find out if notarization is required. (Even if a document does not require notarization, many people still obtain notary services to lend credibility to the document.)

Does notarization make a document "true" or "legal"?

No. "A notarization typically means the signer acknowledged to the Notary that he or she signed the document or vouched under oath or affirmation that the contents of the document were true."

Can a Notary give legal advice or prepare legal documents?

No. A notary is expressly forbidden from giving legal advice, answering legal questions, and/or preparing legal documents. Violators are subject to prosecution under the law.

Adapted from the National Notary Association Webpage - "What is a Notary Public?"
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