ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: An acknowledgement is used to verify the identity of a signer and to confirm that they are the actual person who signed the document.
JURAT: A jurat is used when the signer is actually swearing to the validity of the content of a document.
We are officially appointed, by the Secretary of State of California, to serve the public as an impartial witness in performing a variety of official acts related to the signing of important documents. We screen signers of official documents to establish their true identity, their awareness of the contents of the official transaction or document, and their willingness to sign without intimidation. Some notarizations require us to place the signer under oath, declaring that under penalty of perjury, all the information listed is valid.
Our service cost for a routine Acknowledgement or Jurat is $15 per signature plus a $5 administration fee per signature.
Please make sure the documents are complete. We cannot notarize if the document or form is blank, has blank sections, or is missing one or more pages. Also, the date on the document cannot be backdated or pre-dated. The date must also be the same date we notarize it.
Lastly, please verify which type of service will be accepted by your document receiver prior to meeting with us. By law, we cannot determine (or advise) which type of document you must use. We charge our fees for notarization regardless if the document is accepted or rejected.
The most common types of documents notarized include:
- Mortgage closing documents
- Property deeds
- Loan documents
- Certain types of credit documents, such as credit reports
- Financial statements
- Wills and trust deeds
- Advanced directives
- Custody and guardianship agreements
- Court documents
- Power of attorney
- Vendor and supplier contracts
- Articles of incorporation
- Commercial leases
- Memorandum of understanding (MOU) documents
- Employment contracts
- Property construction and loan agreements
- Much much more...
These documents must be completed before a notarization is executed.