NOTARY SERVICES GUIDELINES
The Town Clerk’s office provides Notary services as a courtesy.
Notary Services are only available Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon.
The following guidelines will be followed in the provision of Notary Service:
- A valid, government-issued photo identification is required of any customer seeking Notary Service.
- The document(s) CANNOT already have been signed nor dated.
- All signers must be present at the time of notarizing.
- If your document requires a witness(s), they must accompany you.
- The Notary is stating they have witnessed the document being signed.
- The document must contain the appropriate Notarial Statement or Clause, or one will be stamped on the document by the Notary.
- Documents in any language other than English will not be notarized at this facility.
- Because we are not experts in law or finance, we are unable to notarize some documents including: copy certifications, powers of attorney, wills, trusts, real estate closings, and various types of financial documents. Please call in advance to verify that your document can be notarized.
- Certain public documents cannot be copied and notarized. Examples of these are birth, marriage and death certificates.
- Massachusetts law requires that a Notary and the person seeking notarization be able to communicate directly with each other.
- This service is provided free of charge.
- In accordance with Massachusetts Notarial Law, Notaries will not provide service if the customer, document or circumstances of the request for Notary Service raise any issue of authenticity, ambiguity, doubt or uncertainty. In this event, the Notary may, at his/her sole discretion, decline to provide Notary Services.
- Additionally, banks, office supply stores, AAA locations and shipping and mailing services sometimes offer notary services, but may charge a fee.
Questions regarding Notary services please contact the Town Clerk’s office at (508) 945-5101.