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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to have something notarized?

The North Carolina Secretary of State says we are allowed to charge $10 per notarized signature and $0.625 per mile. That is EXACTLY what I charge. Here is a link to the NC Secretary of State August 2022 Newsletter that goes over the Notary fees.

What are your hours?

I am available during regular business hours, however I know that life happens during all days and hours. I answer calls any time. Call me!!

Do I need to make an appointment in advance?

In many cases it just doesn't work that way, but when possible it is always a good idea to (click here to) set an appointment as far in advance as possible to be sure that I'm available.

The best way to make an appointment is to click here to go to the calendarcall or text me at 828-238-0200 or email me.

What do I need to bring when I get something notarized?

Most people use a NC Driver's License. At least one current document issued by a federal, state, or federal or state-recognized tribal government agency bearing the photographic image of the individual's face and either the signature or a physical description of the individual.
* Retired & Dependent Military ID (not active-duty ID)
* Valid Passport (not a passport card)
* NC Driver License or state issued ID card 
   (NOT temporary)
* Out of State Driver License
FYI the following are NOT acceptable for Identification
**Temporary Driver License (even the paper copy)
**Passport Card
**Active-Duty Military ID
**Credit Card (even if it has a photo)
**Social Security Card

Where are acceptable locations to meet?

* Shopping Center     * Attorney's Office
* Restaurants               * Bank
* Hospitals                     * Lender's Office
* Rehab Center           * Realtor's Office
* Nursing Home          * Court House
* Convalescent Home
* Assisted Living Home
* Your Place of Business

Do I have to have a witness?

Most of the time a witness is not required, but check the document you are having notarized it should tell you if a witness is required.

What is a Notary or a Notary Public ?

A notary is a public officer appointed by the North Carolina Secretary of State who acts as a witness & authenticator to the signing of documents. They also certifiy the validity of documents, collect affidavits, and administer oaths.

Can you help me with my Will or my Power of Attorney?

It is illegal for a Notary to act in the capacity of an attorney to choose forms or documents for someone to use. I can't give you advice on what it should say or even how to proceed if you get stuck on something. Notaries who offer such assistance can be fined or put in jail for the unauthorized practice of law.

Will you bring the forms that I will need?

I will have forms that you can look through, but I will not be able to tell you which form you need. If I were to tell you which form to use or tell you what to write on them it would be considered practicing law. Notaries who offer such assistance can be fined or put in jail for the unauthorized practice of law.

Can I go ahead and sign my part before I get there?

No!! While there are ways around it, it's very important that the Notary is able to witness you signing your signature.

Why is there random Recycle information on a Notary website?

Recycling is very important to me and I feel like more people would recycle if they knew what they could recycle so I have a link to what to recycle on my web page. Go see it here!!

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