Notary service is available at select library branches. Select the appropriate branch when making your appointment.
Documents We Do / Don't Notarize
The Library’s free notary service is intended for simple documents (auto titles, etc.) that do not require special expertise.
Some commonly notarized documents include:
- Sworn Statements
- Powers of Attorney
- Deeds of Trust
- Rental Agreements
- Copy Certifications
- Beneficiary Designations for Retirement Accounts
- Promissory Notes
- Motor Vehicle Bills of Sale
Documents we cannot notarize:
- Real Estate Transactions (including mortgage, housing refinance documents, and Quit Claim Deeds)
- Divorce Papers
- Notary Protests
- Vital Records
- Employment Eligibility Verification
- Homeland Security I-9 Forms
- Documents written in any language other than English
- Auto titles without buyer address and name (state law requires this section be completed, regardless of circumstance)
Prepare for Your Appointment
The library and notary public cannot provide legal advice and cannot help you prepare your documents. If you need legal advice, please consult an attorney.
- Please arrive within 15 minutes of your appointment time.
- Have all documents complete and ready for signature.
- Bring a valid government-issued photo ID.
- Consult with an attorney to determine if signature witnesses are needed. If yes, bring witnesses with you.
A notary public is not duly trained or certified to practice law. Therefore, notaries are unable to provide assistance in prescribing or determining the particular document a customer may need; selecting the type of notarization or certificate for a given document; preparing a document or giving advice on how to fill out, draft, or complete a document; providing legal counseling or advice in a legal matter that may or may not involve a notarial act.