A California Notary Public is a public servant commissioned by the Secretary of State to act as an impartial witness in taking acknowledgments, administering oaths and affirmations and in general preparing notarial certificates and performing other duties authorized by and in accordance with state law. Notaries lend credibility to the authenticity of certain important documents by verifying the signer's identity and in some cases placing the signers under oath to "swear" or "affirm" as to the truthfulness of the statements claimed in the document.
California stipulates exactly what types of identification a Notary Public may use to identify a signer. Effective January 1, 2008, a Notary may rely on any of the following as ACCEPTABLE identification (Civil Code §1185):
All identifying documents MUST include or comply with the following information:
Example of documents notarized:
As Notary Public, We are available to notarize many documents, such as: