With more than 4.4 million notaries commissioned throughout the United States, finding a dependable and trustworthy notary can feel daunting. What is the cost of choosing an unqualified notary? It can result in unexpected fees, penalties, and even processing delays. It’s a mistake you can’t afford to make. Whether you need a witness or legal documents notarized, do your research to find the right notary service for your needs.
Find out what qualities you should consider when you’re searching for a notary service.
Choosing the Right Notary Service
When choosing a notarial service, consider a business located nearby. Proximity will be an important factor if you have ongoing business needs. While many notaries offer this service locally, traveling to a notary isn’t always the most convenient option. In more recent years, there has been a growing demand for mobile notary services. Not only does it accelerate the already complex procedure of notarizing, but it allows the notary to come directly to you.
- Specifications and Qualifications
Verify the notary service’s qualifications to ensure the notary is reputable and has industry experience based on your specific business needs. This information can be located on the notaries’ website, business cards, and social media channels.
Notary fees refer to the cost associated with the notarization services rendered. The total cost depends on several factors, e.g., where you reside, the total number of documents requiring notarization, and the document type. However, the maximum allowance varies by state, so be sure to verify the state’s notary statutes. Before agreeing to work with a notary, ask about the fee structure in advance, so the costs are not a surprise to you.
- Association Membership
To act as an authorized notary, individuals must comply with the state requirements. Before becoming a notary, interactive or classroom instruction is required. Additionally, individuals are required to contact a bonding agency that will assist with the application process. Only after this is completed can the application be submitted through a bonding agency.
- Communication, Convenience & Credibility
Is customer service, excellence, and expertise at the top of your list? It should be! When working with a notary, you must feel comfortable asking questions, and they must take the time to explain a document’s purpose. Do they have a proven history of customer service satisfaction? To evaluate this, read reviews on Google, Yelp, and related third-party sites.Do they offer times that are convenient for you, i.e., after hours or weekends? Choose a notary that provides 24/7 services and is available when you need them.
And lastly, where are services provided? Consider whether they can provide services at your home or business location.
After you’ve compiled your findings, you can confidently select the most qualified candidate to assist with your notarization needs. Happy signing!
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