East Bay Mobile Notary Service &
1 Notary Mobile Service


Sandy Laffins

A California Certified Signing Agent

 

Mobily servicing the follow areas by appointment:

Nevada County, Ca
Placerville County

Public Notary Terms

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

a.That the signer appeared in person before the notary public on the date indicated in the county indicated.

b.To the identity of the signer.

c.That the signer acknowledged executing the document.

 

The certificate of acknowledgment must be completely filled out at the time the notary public’s signature and seal are affixed. Notary can, and should fill out the acknowledgement form, to make sure it is done properly.

 

ADMINISTER

To discharge the duties of an office; to give (as in the giving of an oath).

 

AFFIDAVIT

A written statement of facts made voluntarily and confirmed by the oath or affirmation of the party making it before an officer authorized to administer oaths, i.e., a notary public.

 

AFFIRM

To make a solemn, formal declaration under the penalty of perjury that certain statements are true. An affirmation is legally equivalent to an oath and may be substituted for an oath when a document requires an oath for its execution, i.e., an affidavit.

 

AFFIRMATION

 

The act of affirming the truth of a document, not an oath. "I solemnly affirm and declare the foregoing to be a true statement..." Note that an affidavit may appear in two forms: a sworn affidavit with oath, or an affirmed affidavit with affirmation. Each has the same legal import.

 

AFFIX

To attach or impress the notary seal to a document.

 

APOSTILLE

 

What Is An Apostille? An Apostille is an authentication of public official signatures on documents to be used outside the United States of America. Some countries only will recognize your Birth Certificate or other type of official document if is authenticated by the Secretary of State which the document was issued. This authentication can be an Apostille or a Certification. The country of destination will determine whether they require an Apostille or Certification.

 

ATTEST

To bear witness to or to certify.

 

CERTIFIED COPY

A copy of a document or record, signed and certified as a true copy by the public official who has custody of the original record. NOTE: A notary may make an "attested photocopy," but not a certified copy. A certified copy is not the same as an original document.

 

CODICIL

A supplement or addendum to a will.

 

COMMISSION AND COMMISSION CERTIFICATE

The certificate issued by the Governor verifying appointment as a notary public and authorizing the notary public to perform the official acts of that office. The commission also bears the commission number and the beginning and ending dates of the term of appointment. The commission certificate is an individual’s proof that he or she has been commissioned as a Notary Public. (A.R.S. § 41-311(2)) The commission certificate shows the Notary’s name as it appears on the application form, the notary’s commission number, the issuance date, and the expiration date of the commission, as well as the Secretary of State’s name and signature.

 

COPY CERTIFICATION

 

Copy certification is a notarial act in which the Notary certifies that the Notary made a photocopy of an original document that is neither a public record nor publicly recordable.

CREDIBLE IDENTIFYING WITNESS

What Are "Credible Identifying Witnesses?" When a signer is unable to present proper identification, the signer may be identified on the oath or affirmation of one or two credible identifying witnesses. If there is only one credible identifying witness, he or she must be personally known by the Notary, otherwise two credible identifying witnesses are required.

CREDIBLE PERSON

 

A credible person is a person who personally knows the signer and who either also personally knows the Notary or who presents satisfactory evidence of identity to the Notary. A "credible person" is also known as a "credible witness."

 

 

CUSTODIAN OF THE DOCUMENT

The person who has charge or custody of the document. In the case of making an attested photocopy, the "document's custodian" is the person presenting the document, who may or may not be the document signer.

 

EXECUTE A DOCUMENT

To perform all formalities necessary to make a document fully effective; often a matter of signing, but may require delivery or other elements.

 

FINANCIAL OR BENEFICIAL INTEREST IN THE TRANSACTION

 

You have financial interest in the transaction if you will gain (or lose) something of value in the transaction. You have beneficial interest in the transaction if the document will benefit you in some way. Family members are usually considered to have either a financial or beneficial interest in a transaction even if they are not specifically named in the document.

 

FREE ACT AND DEED

To admit one's act and assume the responsibility for it.

 

GRANTEE

A person who receives the deed of real property from the grantor, i.e., generally the buyer.

 

GRANTOR

The person who transfers a deed of real property, i.e, generally the seller.

 

IMPARTIAL WITNESS

 

An impartial witness must have no conflict of interest. This means the Notary cannot be a "party to the transaction" or a "party to the instrument" and cannot have any financial or beneficial interest in the transaction, no matter how small

 

INSTRUMENT

A written document.

 

INCOMPLETE DOCUMENT

 

An incomplete document is a document that has not been signed where a signature line is provided or where other obvious blanks appear in the document, or that lacks a notarial certificate.

 

JURAT

a.That the signer personally appeared before the notary public on the date indicated and in the county indicated.

b.That the signer signed the document in the presence of the notary public.

c.That the notary public administered the oath.

A certification added to an affidavit or document stating when, where and before whom such affidavit was made. A jurat is a notarial act in which the Notary certifies that a signer, whose identity is personally known or is proven by satisfactory evidence, has made in the Notary’s presence a voluntary signature and has taken an oath or affirmation vouching for the truthfulness of the signed document. Some states refer to this as an affidavit. Anytime the words "sworn to before me" "subscribed and sworn to before be", or similar words appear in notarial language in the notarial certificate, you must perform a jurat. Because a signer is swearing/affirming that the information is true, there can be no blank spaces on a document.


NOTARIAL ACT

The officials acts of a notary public administering an oath, taking an acknowledgment, attesting to a photocopy, or any other other act authorized by law.

 

NOTARIAL CERTIFICATE

A written statement made by the notary public certifying specific facts of the notarial act performed. A notarial certificate is the part of, or attachment to, a notarized document for completion by the Notary that bears the notary’s signature and seal, and states the facts that are attested to by the Notary in a particular notarization. The state and county where the notarization takes place is known as the “venue” and is also considered part of the notarial certificate.

 

NOTARIO PUBLICO

 

Is a "Notario Publico" The Same Thing As A United States Notary Public?
No. In Latin countries, the Notario Publico is a high-ranking official with considerable legal skills and training. Unlike a U.S. Notary, the Notario Publico drafts documents, provides legal advice, settles disputes and archives documents.

 

NOTARY PUBLIC

 

What Is A Notary Public?
A Notary is a sworn public servant who follows strict guidelines in identifying a person. They serve as an impartial witness in taking acknowledgements, administering oaths, affirmations and performing other acts authorized by California Law. Unless a Notary Public is a licensed attorney, they may not give legal advice, draft legal documents nor accept fees for legal advice. A Notary may not even advise a client what type of notarization a document requires. The notarial wording must be provided by the creator of the document.(Business & Professions Code § 6125).

 

OATH

Any form of attestation or pledge by which a person signifies that he or she is bound in conscience and out of a sense of responsibility to a Supreme Being to the truthfulness for some statement. Willfully swearing to untrue statements constitutes perjury.

 

PARTY TO THE INSTRUMENT

 

An instrument is the document, a signature on which you are notarizing. A party to the instrument is someone who is mentioned in the document either by name or by job title or classification or who would have some kind of beneficial or financial interest in the document. If you are a party to the instrument, then you have an interest in the transaction and are no longer an impartial witness; therefore you could not notarize a signature.

 

PARTY TO THE TRANSACTION

 

"Party to the instrument" means the same as "Party to the transaction."

 

PERJURY

Making a false statement under oath or affirmation. Perjury is a felony punishable by a fine and/or prison term.

 

PERSONALLY KNOWN

Having an acquaintance derived from association with an individual, which establishes the individual's identity with at least a reasonable certainty.

 

PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE SIGNER BY THE NOTARY

 

Personal knowledge of the signer by the Notary means that the Notary has familiarity with an individual resulting from interactions with that person over a sufficient time to eliminate reasonable doubt that the individual has the identity claimed.

 

PROTEST

 

A Notary Public’s written statement that, upon presentment for payment or acceptance, a negotiable instrument was neither paid nor accepted.

 

POWER OF ATTORNEY

A document authorizing a person to act as another's agent or attorney for a specified purpose.

 

PRINCIPAL

The person making the power of attorney.

 

ATTORNEY IN FACT

The person authorized to act for another by power of attorney.

 

SATISFACTORY EVIDENCE OF IDENTITY: Satisfactory evidence of identity means:

 

At least one current form of identification issued by the United States government, or a state, or tribal government
containing the following:
- The individual’s photograph
- The individual’s signature
- The individual’s written physical description that includes height, weight, color of hair, and color of eyes.

Personal knowledge of the signer by the notary;
The oath or affirmation of a credible person who is personally known to the notary and who personally knows the signer; or
The oath or affirmation of a credible person who personally knows the individual and who provides satisfactory evidence of identity.

 

SUBSCRIBE

To sign a document.

 

VERIFICATION

 

A formal declaration by which one swears to or affirms the truth of the statements in a document. Also, the statement of a Notary Public that the person appearing before the notary has been properly identified as being the person purported to be appearing.

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