What is a notarization?

A Notarization provides verification of a document signer’s willingness to sign and that the signer is the person identified by the signature. Notarization does not prove the truthfulness of the contents of a document does not validate a document nor render it legal.

images1What is a Notary Public?

Texas Notaries Public are commissioned by the Secretary of State as a public officer qualified and bonded under the laws for the performance of notarial acts with the same authority as the county clerk to take acknowledgments or proofs of written instruments; protest instruments permitted by law to be protested; administer oaths; take depositions; and certify copies of documents not recordable in the public records. Sometimes a Notary Public is just called Notary. Also in addition to being bonded, many are insured by private companies.


For administering an oath or affirmation with certificate and seal, a fee of $6;

For a certificate under seal not otherwise provided for, a fee of $6;

For a copy of a record or paper in the notary public’s office, a fee of 50 cents for each page;

For taking the acknowledgment or proof of a deed or other instrument in writing, for registration, including certificate and seal, a fee of $6 for the first signature and $1 for each additional signature;

For taking the deposition of a witness, 50 cents for each 100 words;

For swearing a witness to a deposition, certificate, seal, and other business connected with taking the deposition, a fee of $6; and

For protesting a bill or note for no acceptance or nonpayment, register and seal, a fee of $4;

For each notice of protest, a fee of $1;

For protesting in all other cases, a fee of $4;

For certificate and seal to a protest, a fee of $4;

Corporations and Institutions may qualify for terms.

Travel fee starts at $13. Please call for quote.

Note that client must reimburse my parking expenses, unreasonable wait times, etc.

Loan Signings

  • Affidavits
  • Assignments and Transfers
  • Beneficiary Agreements
  • Deed Documents
  • Deeds of Trust
  • Escrow Closings
  • Loan Closings
  • Mortgages and Liens
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Promissory Notes
  • Real Estate Agreements
  • Real Estate Closings
  • Time Share Documents

Applications For Copies of Birth and Death Certificates

  • Adoption Documents
  • Consent Documents
  • Divorce Papers
  • Health Directives
  • Last Wills Notarized
  • Last Will & Testaments
  • Living Trusts
  • Living Wills
  • Medical Documents
  • Financial Hardship
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Retirement Accounts

Business & Commercial

  • Bill of Sale
  • Business Documents
  • Copyright Filings
  • Corporate Charters
  • Corporate Bylaws
  • DBA Filings
  • Federal Forms
  • General Contracts
  • Intellectual Property
  • Non-Profit Charters
  • Option Contracts
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Patent Documents
  • Corporate Stock Transfer
  • Corporate Warrants
  • Stock Options
  • Purchase & Sale Agreements
  • Shareholder Agreements


liberty What must I know before meeting with a Notary?

Please do not sign the document prior to my arrival. Personal appearance by the signor is always required. The document date and the notarization date do not have to be the same. The notarization date is the actual date the signor appears before the notary.

BY LAW, each signer must present a valid and current government issued photo ID cards.

The following are examples:

  • A State Driver’s license
  • A State Identification card
  • A U.S. military ID card
  • A current U.S. passport
  • A Birth Certificate
  • An Alien Registration Card

My Statement as required by Texas State Law:


If you have any “LEGAL” questions, please consult an attorney PRIOR to contacting a Notary. All of your other questions I will be happy to answer. Call me at 469-248-7110