What is a Notary?

A public official appointed by a state government to help deter fraud. Notary publics witness the signing of important documents and verify the identity of the signer(s), their willingness to sign the documents, and their awareness of the contents of the document or transaction.

A Notary is tasked with verifying the authenticity of your most important transactions. Their consent is often the final step in establishing power of attorney, closing on a home or opening a retirement account. Examples of documents that require notarizations are:

  • Estate
  • Deeds
  • Powers of attorney
  • Licenses
  • Contracts
  • Loan documents
  • Trusts
What is a Notary Signing Agent?

A Notary Signing Agent or NSA is a Notary who has special training to handle loan document signings. Title companies and signing services hire NSAs to deliver loan documents to borrowers, oversee the signing and return the documents.

What is Notarization?

Notarization is the official fraud-deterrent process that assures the parties of a transaction that a document is authentic, and can be trusted. It is a three-part process, performed by a Notary Public, that includes vetting, certifying and record-keeping. Notarizations are sometimes referred to as “notarial acts.”

Above all, notarization is the assurance by a duly appointed and impartial Notary Public that a document is authentic, that its signature is genuine, and that its signer acted without duress or intimidation, and intended the terms of the document to be in full force and effect.

How much do you charge?

The most common notorial acts are Acknowledgments, Jurats and Oaths. Effective January 01, 2017 California has changed the maximum allowed fee per signature to $15 instead of $10 that it had been previously.

Remember that per signature means per signer, per document. So three signers on the same document is three signatures, and it is NOT how many times the notary is required to sign or stamp.

Generally, I charge a flat rate travel fee of $50.00 to all travel within 25 miles. Anything outside of 25 miles the fee will be adjusted on a case by case basis.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Cash and all major credit cards.

What forms of ID are accepted?

All Identification cards must be ORIGINAL, current or issued within the last five years. The identification must contain a photo, physical description, signature and serial number. Identification procedures are mandated by the California Secretary of State. Examples are:

California Drivers License, Other State Drivers License, US Military ID Card (restrictions apply), California State Issued Identification Card, U.S. Passport, Foreign Passport stamped by U.S. Customs, Canada Drivers License, Mexico Drivers License, Inmate ID Card (while in custody at detention facility).

Service Area:

Orange County, California (included but not limited to)
Cities of Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, La Palma, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster, Yorba Linda.

Mobile Notary Services includes:

Providing general notary services for Wills, Powers of Attorney, Medical Directives, Deeds of Trust, Financial, and Insurance Documents.

As a Certified Loan Signing Agent I can handle all of your mortgage loan signings, buyer packages, seller packages, reverse mortgages, home equity lines of credit, loan applications and loan assumptions.

Specializing in providing notary services to hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities. I will come to you and professionally handle all of your signing needs with ease. Call today for an appointment.

(acknowledgment to the National Notary Association for content on this page)