When we tell customers that each of our personal assistants is a notary public, we are often met with many questions. What does a notary public do? What training do they have to have? Can you come to me? Well, today, we’ve got all the answers to those questions and more. Take a peek.
What Is a Notary Public?
A notary public is an official witness to the signing of one or more documents by one or more people. The notary observes that people are signing of their own free will, ensures they understand the contents of the documents and verifies their identities. They then sign their name to the document and stamp with their seal affirming all requirements have been met. Having a document notarized adds an extra layer of authenticity and is often required of official, legal documents.
What Kind of Training Do Notaries Have?
Requirements vary state to state and can be as complex as courses, tests and fingerprinting or as simple as submitting an application. In Virginia, you must be at least 18 years old, fluent in reading and writing English, be a legal resident of the United States, live or work in the Commonwealth of Virginia and have not been convicted of a felony. Virginia is a self-certifying state and does not require classes or testing to qualify. Notaries purchase their basic supplies and optional insurance.
Where Are Notaries Located?
You can often find notaries at banks and some places of business. In these cases, you must do the traveling. In the case of Errand Works personal assistants, we come to you wherever you are! Just book in advance, and we’ll be there when you need us. Doesn’t get much easier than that!
And each of our personal assistants is licensed and bonded and has undergone a Virginia State Criminal Background Check. You can rest assured that our assistants are of the highest caliber and will keep your information confidential.
What Kinds of Documents Need to Be Notarized?
There are many different situations in which you may need a notary. Here is a list of some of the most popular documents that may require notarization:
- Powers of Attorney
- Transfers of any kind
How Do I Arrange Notary Services With Errand Works?
Just give us a call! We’ll discuss when and where you need notary services and get you set up. It couldn’t be any easier.
For all of your notary and personal assistant needs, put your trust in us. Our personal assistants are experts in enhancing your quality of life by taking tasks off your plate! Give us a call today to get started.
Errand Works, LLC is a licensed, bonded and insured personal assistance company dedicated to improving quality of life for professionals, caregivers and other busy individuals. Every personal assistant must pass a Virginia State Criminal Background Check prior to being hired. In addition, each personal assistant is a Virginia State Notary. Errand Works currently serves Prince William County, Fauquier County, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Manassas and the surrounding areas.