If you are in the process of adopting a child, buying a piece of property, or completing Estate planning documents, you may need a notary. A notary public is a person who is appointed by the government to serve as an impartial witness to protect against fraud. These people must follow specific rules in accordance with state laws and regulations. Let’s talk more about notary publics in Denver, Colorado.
Notarization is an official process where the parties of a transaction ensure that the document is authentic and legitimate. Notarization will involve verifying a signature’s identity, their desire to sign without duress or intimidation, and their understanding of the document’s contents. There are three types of notary acts. There are acknowledgments, jurats, and certified copies.
When you get a document notarized, you will note several specific steps the notary public will take. The notary will assess the current ID, and the ID must have a photo, physical description, and signature. The notary will also record the details of the interaction in a chronological Journal of notarial acts. If the document should fail any of the required criteria, the notary will not validate the document.
Notarization isn’t offered everywhere, so if you are interested in getting a document notarized, you must go to a location that offers the service. Some typical locations that offer notary services are your bank, financial planners office, attorney’s office, accountants office, real estate firm, the local post office, any package delivery store, or online through an app. This isn’t an exclusive list. You can also find notaries by searching within your city.
If you are in the Denver, Colorado area and you’re looking for a notary public, Aspen Commercial Lending can offer this service for you. When you are ready to get a document notarized, you must bring all the necessary items to the notary public. These items include the completed document, acceptable identification, the other signers, and the payment for the notary services.