What is a Notary Public?
A notary public is a person cleared by the state government, usually the Secretary of State, to witness the signing of official documents as a way to avoid fraud. Notaries also make sure that those signing understand what they’re signing and are doing so of their own free will.
What types of forms may need a notary?
- Legal documents
- Financial documents
- Real estate documents
What do I need to bring with me to see a notary?
- Your ID
- The IDs of anyone accompanying you
- Original copy of the document you need notarized
- Payment (if applicable)
Where to find a notary near you
- Chelsea Senior Center– Call ahead at (734) 475-9242 for an appointment. No cost for services, but donations are appreciated.
- Dexter Senior Center– Offers notary services on Wednesday mornings or by appointment. No cost for members.
- Eastern Michigan Mobile Notary– 24/7 notary service. Charges $10 for services, plus travel fees.
- Northfield Township Area Library– Call ahead at (734) 449-0066. No cost for services.
- Ypsi Township– Notary Services are available in the Supervisor’s Office, Clerk’s Office, Treasurer’s Office and Community Center. No cost for residents; $10 fee for non-residents.
- Call your bank or credit union to see if they offer notary services.
Be sure to visit the Senior Resource Directory to see legal services in your area.