What is a Notary Public?
A notary or notary public is a public officer who has the authority to act as an official witness when legal documents are signed. According to the Arizona Secretary of State, “In Arizona, a notary public is a public officer commissioned by the Secretary of State to perform notarial acts, as defined in the Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.). A notary, in essence, serves as an impartial witness [A.R.S. § 41-328(B)].”
Many documents filed with the Court require that the signature of the person filing the document must be notarized. This means that when you file certain documents with the Court you will need to sign the document in front of a notary public, who will record your information – typically from your drivers license – in their notary journal, and then the notary will sign the document and affix their notarial stamp.
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