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A Notary Public is a public servant appointed by the State to act as an impartial witness in taking acknowledgments, administering oaths and affirmations, and performing other acts authorized by state law. Notaries lend credibility to the authenticity of certain sensitive signed documents. A notarized document lends assurance to the public that it’s signer is the person who signed the document – and to the signer that the document they have signed will have full force and effect.
Yes. A notary can never notarize the acknowledgement, signature, or oath of a person who is not in the notary’s presence at the time that the notarization takes place. There are no exceptions to this rule and a notary who violates it can be held personally liable for any and all damages or losses suffered by the person whose signature was fraudulently notarized.
Each signer must present at least one of the forms of ID listed below. The ID must be current or, if expired, have been issued within the last 5 years; contain the signer’s photograph, personal description, and signature; and bear a serial or other identifying number.
Texas Driver’s License or ID card
- U.S. Passport (physical description not required)
- U.S. Military Identification Card that contains all required elements stated above, (The Common Access Card, CAC, is not acceptable)
- Driver’s License issued in Mexico or Canada
- Foreign passport that has been stamped by the U.S. Citizenship and
- Immigration Services (USCIS)
- Inmate ID issued by the Department of Corrections
Most importantly to deter fraud in order to help protect the legal rights of the persons whose signatures are being notarized. It is the legal responsibility of the notary, serving as an impartial witness and public official, to ensure that the signers of notarized documents are indeed who they claim to be.
My main focus is to provide services the community within the county of Hidalgo, Texas. However, services outside the county my be provided with a corresponding travel fee.
A notary public may not notarize a document that is incomplete. This if for the public’s protection from the widespread occurrence of fraud.
My normal business hours are:
- Monday: 9:00AM – 3:PM
- Tuesday: 9:00AM – 3:PM
- Wednesday: 9:00AM – 3:PM
- Thursday: 9:00AM – 3:PM
- Friday: 9:00AM – 3:PM
Additional fees apply to appointments scheduled after hours and for mobile signings.