The Washington Public Library is pleased to offer notary services on a walk-in basis, when our notary staff are available. We recommend that you arrive no later than an hour before our closing tine if you want to meet with a notary, and we do ask that you call ahead to confirm that our notary is in at 908-689-0201.
What does a notary do? They witness the signing of a document or sworn statement. There are some qualifications:
- The document signer must be physically present in front of the Notary
- The signer must have positive identification (such as a driver’s license or identification card)
- The signer must willingly make his or her signature
Sounds easy, right? Don’t forget these important considerations:
- The signer is responsible for getting all parts of their document completely filled out, as the Notary cannot notarize documents with empty space.
- ID must be government issued (state license/ID, veteran’s card, passport, etc.).
- Library Notaries may not use a translator to communicate with signers due to New Jersey law.
- Any question of the authenticity of the document, identification, or willingness of the signer is at the discretion of the Notary, according to New Jersey Law.
- Library Notaries are not allowed to provide notary services for wills, birth certificates, marriage licenses, I-9 forms, or Power of Attorney.
- If you need a witness, you MUST bring your own. The library does not provide witnesses and we ask that you do not solicit witnesses by disturbing our patrons.
- Witnesses MUST personally know the individual who is seeking notarization and must have valid photo identification as well.
- Please view the notary service policy here