Notary Public Services

 

How to Get Notarized:

  • Appointments are recommended, and can be reserved (schedule below) between 2PM & 4:40PM up to one week in advance. Walk-in service may be available but is not guaranteed.
  • Millburn/Short Hills residents (only) must provide a current, government-issued photo ID (driver's license, passport, etc.). The Notary will keep a record of patrons, including contact information.
  • This service is free. There is a max of 5 documents per day per patron.
  • Documents must be signed in the presence of the Notary.
    • If necessary, the patron must provide their own witnesses; library staff & other patrons are not available. Witnesses must also provide photo ID.

What We Can't Do:

  • We cannot notarize: I-9 Forms, wills, deeds of property, birth certificates, death certificates, marriage certificates, etc.
    • We also cannot make certified (true) copies of documents (such as birth certificates). Instead, the patron may write & sign a written declaration stating "I declare this is a true, exact, and unaltered photocopy of ______," which the Notary will then notarize.
  • The patron must be able to speak the same language as the Notary, as well as have their document written in a language the Notary can understand, or else a notarization cannot take place.
  • The Notary Public cannot give legal advice or provide legal references, including determining which type of notarization to perform (acknowledgement, jurat, etc.). The document should include notarial wording, or you should check with the document's issuing/receiving agency for instructions.
    • The Notary has the final say in whether to notarize a document or not, and may decline if the customer, document, or circumstance of the request raises any issue of authenticity, ambiguity, doubt or uncertainty.