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Licensed Notary Public Services

A notary public is a professional licensed and appointed by the State of Illinois to witness the signing of documents and administer oaths. It is the notary public's responsibility to ensure that the document signer is whom they say they are and that there's an understanding of the documents they are signing.  We are not a notary signing agent at this time. 

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Licensed Notary Services

As official representatives of the state, Notaries Public certify the proper execution of many of the life-changing documents of private citizens — whether those diverse transactions convey real estate, grant powers of attorney, establish a prenuptial agreement, or perform the multitude of other activities that enable our civil society to function.

As a notary licensed and appointed by the State of Illinois, Sure Biometrics notary is authorized to perform the acts of:

  • Take acknowledgements

  • Administer oaths or affirmations

  • Witness or attest signatures

  • Take verifications upon oath or affirmation

What Notaries Do

A Notary's duty is to screen the signers of important documents for their true identity, their willingness to sign without duress or intimidation, and their awareness of the contents of the document or transaction. Some notarizations also require the Notary to put the signer under an oath, declaring under penalty of perjury that the information contained in a document is true and correct.

 

Property deeds, wills and powers of attorney are examples of documents that commonly require a Notary.

Impartiality is the foundation of the Notary's public trust. They are duty-bound not to act in situations where they have a personal interest. The public trusts that the Notary's screening tasks have not been corrupted by self-interest. And impartiality dictates that a Notary never refuse to serve a person due to race, nationality, religion, politics, sexual orientation or status as a non-customer.

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