R & R Duarte Mobile Notary & Signing Agent Services

Licensed, Bonded & Insured

Proud Member of the National Notary Association

Commission # 2057574

Our network of notaries are available 24hours.

At R & R Duarte we understand that with today's fast pace environment you might not have time to travel to a Notary  Public's office. Our mobile notaries provide professional notary services at your convenience.

 We can meet at a designated location:

  • Work
  • Home
  • Hospital
  • Coffee Shop
  • School
  • Escrow
  • Bank

Notary FAQ's

 Q. What is a Notary Public?

 A. A Notary Public is a public servant appointed by the state government to witness the signing

 of important documents, acknowledgements,administering oaths and affirmations, and performing

 other acts authorized by law.

 Q. Why are documents notarized?

 A. Documents are notarized to deter fraud and to ensure they are properly executed. An impartial

 witness (the Notary) identifies signers to screen out impostors and to make sure they have

 entered into agreements knowingly and willingly.

 Q. Does a document need to be signed in the presence of a Notary?

 A. It depends. Documents requiring acknowledgements normally do not need to be signed in the

 Notary's presence. However, the signer must appear before the Notary at the time of notarization to

 acknowledge that he or she freely signed for the purpose stated in the document. On the other hand,

 documents requiring a jurat must be signed in the Notary's presence, as dictated by the typical

 jurat wording. "Subscribed (signed) and sworn before me...."

 Q. Can a Notary correct a name that has been misspelled on the document and the notarial


 A. Only the document signer has the authority to make any changes on the document; likewise,

 only a Notary can correct the certificate.

 Q. Can a Notary notarize a document with blank spaces?

 A.  No. Even if not addressed in statue, a prudent Notary should skim the document for blanks and

 ask the document signer to fill them in. If they are intended to be left blank, then the signer can line

 through them or write N/A.

 Q. Can signatures be notarized on faxes or photocopies of documents?

 A. Yes. A photocopy may be notarized as long as it bears an original signature, meaning that the

 photocopy must have been signed by hand. Therefore, a photocopied signature may never be notarized.

 Q. Can a Notary notarize a document for a stranger with no identification?

 A. Yes. If identification of a signer cannot be based upon identification documents (ID cards), a Notary

 may rely upon the oath or affirmation of one personally known credible witness,or two credible

 identifying witnesses who are strangers to the Notary. Effective January 1,2008, every credible witness

 must present a valid state-approved ID to the Notary.

 Q. Can a will be notarized?

 A. It depends. A Notary should only notarize a will if clear instructions and a notarial certificate are 
 provided. If the signer of the will is relying upon the Notary for advice on how to proceed, the Notary

 should refer the individual to an attorney.

 Q. Can a photograph be notarized?

 A. No. To simply stamp and sign a photograph is improper. A Notary's signature and seal must appear

 only on a notarial certificate (such as an acknowledgement or jurat) accompanying a written statement

 signed by the person.

 Q. Can a Notary notarize a document in a language they cannot read?

 A. Yes. As long as the notarial certificate and document signature are in a language the Notary can

 read, California Notaries may notarize documents written in languages they cannot read. However,

 under NO circumstances should a notarization be performed if the Notary and the principal cannot

 directly communicate in the same language.

 Q. Can a Notary certify a copy of a birth certificate?

 A. No. California Notaries are authorized to certify copies only of power of attorney and ,if requested

 by the Secretary of State, entries in their official journals of notarial acts. Instead, we can perform a

 "Certified Copy by Document Custodian", where the person holding an original document can

 certify that the copy they have made is a true copy of the original. Unfortunately, Vital records such as

 Birth, Death, and Marriage certificates still cannot be certified copied in any way.



Mobile Notary

Proud Member of National Notary Association


Our Notary fees are based on the State of California Notary Fees Schedule. $15.00 per signature.(Volume discounts are available). Travel fees are negotiable, depending on the circumstances.  We will discuss all fees to be sure we agree to them, prior to the notarization services.

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Our goal is to administer a smooth transaction to all of our clients. We take pride in paying attention to detail. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration. We look forward to meeting you.