Question: What is a Notary Public?
Answer: In Ohio, a Notary Public is a sworn officer, commissioned under state law with the power to administer oaths, certify affidavits, take acknowledgements, and otherwise act as an impartial witness. A Notary Public is a guardian of the public trust, and must perform his or her duties in strict compliance with Ohio laws, with absolute integrity and adhering to the highest ethical standards. Thus the primary responsibility of every Notary Public is to protect the public by deterring fraud.
Question: What is a Mobile Notary?
Answer: A Mobile Notary is a Notary Public who travels to meet clients in person. Usually, you must make an appointment and wait to meet a mobile notary at a specified time and location.
I travel to your location including your home, hospitals, nursing homes, hospice, senior living facilities, etc. to notarize living wills, medical directives, power of attorney, wills and more.
I travel to your location to notarize adoption papers, automobile finance forms, child travel consent documents, child support forms, deeds, divorce papers, lease agreements, trusts, and more.
I can be available 24/7 by appointment to meet your business or personal notarial needs. I will make every effort to accommodate same day/short notice requests.
Moyer Paralegal Services, Ltd. charges a Travel Fee based on your location. Travel fees are always quoted upfront and travel fees must be agreed upon before a notary will perform any duties. Travel fees are separate from Notary fees. The Notary Fee is only $5.00 per notarization!
Your Responsibilities as a Notary Public – NALS, National Association for Legal Support Professionals
Notary Essentials Course – NNA, National Notary Association
I-9 Certification – Notary2Pro
Question: What is an I-9 Form?
Answer: Form I-9 is used to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. All U.S. employers must properly complete Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. This includes citizens and noncitizens. Both employees and employers (or authorized representatives of the employer) must complete the form.
A little-known provision of Form I-9 rules allows the employer to designate an “Authorized Representative” to complete Form I-9. The employer may authorize anyone (except the new hire) to review the I-9 form and identification documents; describe the documents on the form; and complete the Section 2 Certification.
A Notary Public is an excellent choice to be an “Authorized Representative”. Employers often direct their new remote hires to contact a Notary because they are easy to find, and because notaries are accustomed to identifying their clients, reviewing official documents and witnessing signatures.
Thank you, David! I appreciate the quick turnaround. I have the envelope. Many thanks,
– Matt Schatt