Notary Public


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A notary public is a public official appointed by the Connecticut Secretary of the State through the power vested
in the Secretary by state law. A notary has the power to administer oaths,
take acknowledgments and perform other duties as permitted by law.
Brian Mezick, Notary Public
(203) 200-0585

EVENING & WEEKENDS

We can help you get that important document notarized on the weekend or after hours.

MOBILE NOTARY PUBLIC

We can travel to our clients upon request. Have an important document you need notarized?
Can’t leave the house? We can help!

BY APPOINTMENT

We provide notary public services to the public by appointment.

What does a notary do?

The notary public is a public official appointed by the Connecticut Secretary of the State. The notary has the power to administer oaths, take acknowledgments and perform other duties as permitted by law. Integrity and skill are required of all notaries when performing their duties.

 

A notary complies with Connecticut state law and provides high quality service. A notary does not have the authority to prepare legal documents or recommend a course of action in legal transactions. Any person who is in need of such assistance should be advised to consult an attorney.

 

What happens during a notarization?

Do not sign the document ahead of time. All documents must be signed in the presence of the notary. You will be required to show valid government issued photo ID that is not expired. You must be aware of the document you are signing and will be required to take an oath or affirmation. An affirmation is a formal declaration before the notary by a person who executed a document as  his/her free act and deed.

 

For an acknowledgment to be properly taken, each of the following requirements must be fulfilled. The signer must:

(1) personally appear before the notary;

(2) acknowledge that s/he signed the instrument in question; and

(3) state that it is his/her free act and deed.

 

A notary is not an attorney and cannot provide legal advice. A notary must always remain impartial and cannot advise or influence a person to enter into or refrain from entering into a lawful transaction. A notary must always comply with Connecticut state law. A notary public does not have the authority to prepare legal documents or recommend a course of action in legal transactions. Any person who is in need of such assistance should consult an attorney.

 

What do you charge?

We charge reasonable fees for appointments, travel, and time commitments to getting the job done. Please contact us for a quote for your specific need.

 

Do you notarize documents for persons in a hospital or nursing home?

Yes. We frequently notarize for persons who cannot travel to a notary. Please be aware however, that any persons requesting notarial services must be competent in the notary’s judgment. Competence means that the individual understands the meaning of his/her actions. A notary will refuse to perform any notarial act for a person who is clearly incompetent. All signatories must understand the document they are signing and clearly communicate that it is their free act and deed.

 

Please note any services to a hospital or nursing home are subject to a minimum charge and other applicable fees. We may request you pre-pay such fees in advance. If any persons are incompetent to sign in our judgment, such fees will still be due for travel and time.  We are happy to assist in you and your family members.

 

Can a notary serve as both a notary and a witness on the same document?

Persons who only witness the signing of a document are not considered to be signatories and, therefore, may also perform notarial acts in connection with documents they have witnessed. However, if your document requires two witness you will need another person to be the 2nd witness, who is neither a signatory nor beneficiary. We can provide a second witness, for a charge, upon request.

Do you provide signing agent services for real estate or contract signing?

Yes. We provide signing agent services, including printing, courier, and mailing/fedex/ups agent services. Generally, there are minimum fees for signing agent services. Please call (203) 200-0585 for a quote.

 

The following documents are frequently presented to a Notary Public. These are made available as a courtesy and should be used at your own risk.
Questions regarding the legal consequence or preparation of such documents should be directed to an attorney licensed to practice in the State of Connecticut.

Power of Attorney

Quit Claim Deed

Affidavit- blank

Authorization of Minor to Travel

Pistol Permit Application

 

Note: Notary Public services are not a service provided by or under the authority given a Connecticut State Marshal, but rather a service provided by Brian Mezick, individually as an authorized Notary Public in Connecticut. Questions should be directed to Brian Mezick at (203) 200-0585