The decision to notarize or not lies solely with the notary public.
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Yes. However, because of the schedules of our notaries, we can't guarantee that a notary will be available without notice.
Ankeny City Hall and other public libraries may have notaries on staff. Call the location before you visit to ensure availability.
You will need to bring your own witnesses with you and ensure that they have a photo ID. Library staff cannot serve as witnesses.
We ask that the document is signed in front of the notary. If you have already signed, you may be asked to sign again or verbally affirm your signature.
Everyone must provide identification and sign in the presence of the notary for the document to be notarized. This includes witnesses.
No. Notaries are not authorized to provide legal, medical, or other advice, and are simply verifying the identity of the signer. Refer questions about your document to the issuing agency, such as a county clerk or law office. The seal does not legalize or validate the document, or by itself protect a person's rights.