• Appointment Preparation

    What do I need?


    Identification Needed

    1. State-issued driver’s license.
    2. State-issued identification card.
    3. U.S. military identification card.
    4. Resident alien identification card (green card)
    5. U.S. passport.

    Have all Signers Present

    Whether it's Face-to-face or Virtual all signers must be present with their identification.

    Be Aware and Willing to Sign

    It's essential for persons of ALL AGES to know what you're signing. If you do not understand the details of your transaction, or you aren’t sure you want to sign the paper in front of you, take steps to address these issues prior to your Notary Public appointment.

    Complete All Document(s)

    All document(s) must be 100% complete for a Notary to perform a notarization. Make sure there are no blank spaces on your document(s) prior to your appointment.
    Notaries are required to either refuse a notarization on an incomplete document or tell the customer that the document must be completed before it can be notarized by them in many states. To avoid any delays, please have all documents completed.

    The Name on Your ID Must Match the Name on Your Document

    If you have recently changed your name due to marriage, divorce, or any other reason, be sure that the ID you bring to the notarization matches your name shown on the document.

    Know What Type of Notarization You Need

    Generally, notarizations come in three basic categories or types:
    • Acknowledgments – The purpose of an acknowledgment is to declare that you have willingly signed a document.
    • Jurats – The purpose of a jury is for you to swear or affirm that the contents of the document are true.
    • Copy Certifications – The purpose of a certified copy is to have the Notary confirm the copy is an exact match of the original. This is not allowed in all states, including Tennessee.
    * It’s illegal for a Notary Public to give advice like this unless they are also licensed, attorneys.

    What Documents Can Be Notarized?

    Most documents can be notarized. Exceptions are vital records such as birth, marriage, and death certificates. Notaries can’t make or certify copies of the records. You must go to the government agency that issued the original certificate and request copies.
    The state of Tennessee does not allow Copies of Certifications by Notaries.

    Know What You Are Paying & Have Payment Ready

    Free quote upon request so you know the charges you will be paying.
    Make sure to discuss fees before Notary travels to your location.