Commonly Asked Notary Questions
Below is information relating to some of the common ways in which a Notaries services are required.
What is a Notarization?
Notarization is the process whereby a Notary certifies a document. Usually this is done by attaching a notarial certificate to the document. The notarial certificate contains statements of fact or law in relation to the document being certified. Our Notaries often issue certificates in the language of the country where the document being certified is to be used.
What is a Signing Agent?
A signing agent is a public notary who is expert in loan closing documents. A lender, title company, or escrow service may hire a signing agent to handle getting documents delivered, signed, or processed efficiently and on time.
Do I need a Mobile Notary appointment?
Yes, although we are sometimes able to accommodate walk in clients it is preferable to book an appointment in advance in order to ensure a Notary will be available to see you. This also allows us to ensure we have all necessary documents in advance and that the appointment is as brief as possible for you.
How much will it cost?
This will depend on the document being certified and exactly what the notary is required to do. Our notaries will be happy to discuss this with you prior to your appointment (please note it will often be necessary to see the document in advance in order to provide an accurate fee estimate).
What documents do you Notarize?
Arizona 1st Notary offers a full range of Notarial Services. We notarize documents for use in all countries around the world, often in a foreign language or in a bilingual format.
Why do I need to bring proof of identity and proof of address?
One of the Notary’s fundamental duties is to properly identify his or her client. This requirement is laid down by our practice rules and legislation.
Do you Notarize Documents on weekends?
Yes, we provide mobile notary services on weekend afternoons and early evening (both Saturday and Sunday)…and even most holidays. We can get things started by having a Arizona 1st Notary meet you during the weekend or receiving the documents by FedEx on a Saturday.
Where do you provide your Notary services?
We will come to you at a place that is convenient for you. This can be your home or office, a restaurant, or even a nursing home, hospital, or federal, state or county correctional facility. If you prefer to come to our Place of business during business hours, this can also of course be arranged. Arizona 1st Notary Services specializes in providing prompt and convenient attention that lets you focus on your client.
Can I come to your location?
We do not have a physical store location that you can come to. The addresses displayed in our ads and on our website are for written correspondences and mailing purposes only. Our service is mobile and by appointment only.
What Other Services Do You Offer?
In addition to Mobile Notary Services we also offer Apostille Processing, Loan Closing/ Signing Agent Solutions, Document Translation, Mobile Fingerprinting, Process Serving, and more. Click on the “Services” link to see the list of all the services we offer.
How much is a Mobile Notary?
Our fees vary based on what service(s) you require as well as your location and availability of our notaries/service providers in your area. Please fill out an online request or call for a free estimate.
Why are documents Notarized?
To put it simply a Notary Public’s main purpose is to deter fraud. As an impartial witness, the Notary ensures that the signers of documents are who they say they are and not impostors. The Notary also makes sure that signers have entered into agreements knowingly and willingly.
What areas do you cover?
We provide Notary Services in Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Ahwatukee, Tempe, Chandler, Apache Junction, Queen Creek, and San Tan Valley. Wherever you need a mobile notary we can get one there.
What are your Terms and Policies?
Errors & Omissions caused by our notaries will be corrected at free of charge.
Cancellations should be made via email or phone no later than 4 hours prior to the scheduled appointment. This does not apply to same-day appointments.
How soon can your Mobile Notary arrive?
We accept same day notarizations. Call us to schedule a notary.
I am a Notary, how can I add myself to your database?
Please complete the notary sign up form here!