A notary public (or notary or public notary) in the common law world is a public officer constituted by law to serve the public in non-contentious matters usually concerned with estates, deeds, powers-of-attorney, and foreign and international business.
A notary’s main functions are to administer oaths and affirmations, take affidavits and statutory declarations, witness and authenticate the execution of certain classes of documents, take acknowledgments of deeds and other conveyances, protest notes and bills of exchange, provide notice of foreign drafts, prepare marine or ship’s protests in cases of damage, provide exemplifications and notarial copies, and perform certain other official acts depending on the jurisdiction. Any such act is known as a notarization. The term notary public only refers to common-law notaries and should not be confused with civil-law notaries.
At common law, notarial service is distinctly different from the practice of law, and giving legal advice and preparing legal instruments is forbidden to lay notaries such as those appointed throughout most of the United States of America.
Our office offers notary services at minimal cost for all legal purposes including forms, letters, statements, etc. At Nancy Tax Service, we can provide you with a duly commissioned and qualified Notary Public authorized to perform the following services in the State of New Jersey:
• Document notarization
• Copy certifications
• Administer oaths/affirmations
• Take acknowledgments
• Execute jurats
• Take proofs of deeds
• Execute protests for non-payment or non-acceptance
We are fully licensed by the State of New Jersey and perform all services in accordance with applicable laws.