We are pleased to offer notary public and commissioning services by appointment, and are typically able to provide prompt, same-day service.
Certifying or notarizing a document means to verify it to be a true copy of the original document, allowing for the notarized copy to be submitted instead of the original. It does not certify the veracity of the primary document, only that it is a true representation of the original document. It is often advisable to obtain and submit a notarized copy of important documentation, rather than risk losing or damaging the original document itself.
Affidavit: Medieval Latin for “has declared upon oath.”
An affidavit is a written sworn statement of fact voluntarily made by the individual (known as the affiant or deponent) swearing or affirming under an oath or affirmation administered by a person authorized to do so by law, such as a notary public or commissioner of oaths. Such statements are witnessed as to the authenticity of the individual’s signature.
Affidavits are used for a number of different purposes, but generally they are used for the purpose of establishing legal rights, a person’s identity, motor vehicle ownership, and common-law partnership.
The individual swearing or affirming the affidavit must appear in person. We will verify the identity of the individual, satisfy ourselves of the genuineness of the signature of the individual swearing or affirming the affidavit, and will administer an oath or solemn affirmation. Please note that we do not certify that the declaration in the affidavit is true, but only certify that the oath has been administered properly.