Friday, March 08, 2019

New Jurats Form

As of 2014 all certificate of Jurat must include the new disclaimer notice on the top of the certificate and enclosed in a box.  If your document requires a Jurat to be filled out by a notary, it must look like the following as pictured below with all of the proper components.  If it is not then we will use our form with all of the proper wording.


New Acknowledgments Form

As of 2014 all certificate of Acknowledgment must include the new disclaimer notice on the top of the certificate and enclosed in a box.  If your document requires an acknowledgment to be filled out by a notary, it must look like the following as pictured below with all of the proper components.  If it is not then we will use our form with all of the proper wording.


Thursday, March 07, 2019

Trust Certification Signing in Palo Alto




Trust certification mobile notary signing service appointment for Carroll and Alison on Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301.  We perform all forms of notarization in the bay area around the clock, please call, text or email to arrange an appointment with us.  


Sunday, May 19, 2013

e-Sign vs. e-Notarization

There are some confusions as to what an e-Signing versus an e-Notarization is so I will briefly explain the differences.  An e-Notarization is where a notary public notarize documents electronically over the internet with what is called a digital stamp or signature prescribed by a commissioning state.  This is all done over the internet so there are no papers to be printed or notarized with a wet signature.  California currently does not allow e-Notarization.

An e-Signing on the other hand is little different from the e-Notarization in that the signers can sign the documents electronically but notarization can not take place over the internet.  The forms which needs to be notarized needs to be printed out, signed and notarized by a notary public with a wet signature.  E-Signing are allowed in California.

As a Notary Public in San Jose, Milpitas and Fremont I am commissioned and equipped to perform e-Signing for anyone who requires a loan closing agent in the Santa Clara, Alameda, and San Mateo County.  Thank you for reading and I look forward to serving you.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Notary Public's Limitations

Notary Publics are an official of the state but when it comes to the practice of law, it is strictly prohibited.  Notary Publics are what we call ministerial officials.  Unlike an attorney they do not and can not practice law unless they also have a license to do so.  As a notary I can NOT:
  • advise you in regards to a document
  • interpret documents
  • prepare documents
  • complete documents
  • draft documents
In general, anything that implies the practice of law is a no-no.  Therefore, if you have any questions regarding your document please ask the originator of the document or an attorney before coming to a notary public to have it notarized.  Even if I know what type of notarial acts to perform I can not even make that decision for you.  As a signer, you can select which notarial act to perform but I can not make that determination for you.  For further clarification please contact Brian's 24Notary, a San Jose Notary Public Service CA 95132.  For more prohibition please click on the link to read the Disclaimer.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Low Cost Mobile Notary Service in San Jose and Milpitas

If you are looking for the lowest mobile notary public service in the San Jose and Milpitas area without compromising the quality of service, look no further because we can help.  If you compare my cost to those of my peers, you can easily see it is the most reasonable and simplest of all.

Most of the local San Jose and Milpitas Mobile Notary Public charges anywhere from $20 to $60 just to travel to you for a notarization; in some cases this does not yet include the $10 fee for notarizing your document once there.  On the other hand, there are others who charges on average $1.00 per mile, which can be a little messy and hard to calculate.   For example, one day you can have a document notarized at your home for $35 and on another occasion with the same person, the cost can be $45 at a local Starbucks a few miles down from your house.  To me that is just too complicated and does not make a lot of sense.

At 24Notary, we will only charge you $30 to come to your home, office or a convenient location of your choice in San Jose or Milpitas to notarize your document.  Please call first for a quote. Our fee may be higher during holidays or after hours.  If you are on a budget and would like to save even more, just drop by my office and a notarization is only $10.  Please call me first before dropping by as we are mobile for other assignments.  For complete details about our service and fee schedule CLICK HERE.

I am certain your life is already busy and complicated as it is; save yourself the aggravation and headache of searching for a reasonable mobile notary public in San Jose and Milpitas with the lowest cost by giving me a call at (408) 417-0338.  We look forward to working with you soon!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Certification of Documents by A Notary Public

On occasions I've been asked to certify documents.  I just wanted to take this opportunity to clear things up so people can have a better understanding of what a Notary Public can and can NOT certify.  In the State of California, a Notary Public can certify copies of Power of Attorney document or otherwise known as a POA and Notary Journal entries ONLY.  Everything else can not be certified by a Notary Public.  Example of such documents which can NOT be certified are:

  • Marriage Certificates
  • Birth Certificates
  • Death Certificates
  • Divorce Certificates

If the custodian of a document needs to certify copies of certain documents; he can certify to the fact that he is attaching a true, correct and complete copies of that original document.  After which he must sign the form where he is making the certification, then he can have the signature notarized by a Notary Public.  But the custodian is the one who must select which type of notarization they want (Acknowledgement or Jurat).  A Notary Public can not make that determination.  The above mentioned vital records can NOT be certified, no exceptions.  Copies of the vital records can only be obtain from the originator, usually through the county clerk.

If you have any questions or concern and need further clarifications please feel free to contact me anytime, I am here to serve you.  My notary service is located in San Jose bordering the city of Milpitas, I also cover Fremont.  Although these are my main coverage area I am not limited to these cities.  Please see my coverage area.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Backdating or Forward-dating on Notarized Documents

On occasions I have been asked by the signer or the originator of the document to either backdate or forward date a document for which I am notarizing; this is illegal.  Therefore, I will not make any exception for anyone so please don't ask.  I can lose my commission and/or be fined for doing so.   If the documents I am notarized have the date when it was created or have an effective date on it, this is acceptable.  For further clarifications on this feel free to contact me.

Friday, May 03, 2013

California Notaries Public Cannot Perform Notarial Services Online (e-Notarization)

Per California regulations, California Notaries can NOT perform online webcam notarization:
Online webcam notarizations are invalid and illegal activities for California notaries public.
California notaries public should beware of misleading information from private companies claiming to have legal online notarization websites and legal online notarization services. Web-based platforms that purport to allow a person to submit copies of identification over the Internet and to use a webcam in lieu of a personal appearance in front of a notary public (e.g., appearance via webcam) do not meet the requirements for notarization by California notaries public.
California notaries public are authorized under current law to perform electronic notarizations as long as all the requirements for a traditional paper-based notarial act are met, including the use of a seal for all but two specific documents used in real estate transactions. California law requires a person to appear personally before a notary public to obtain notarial acts like acknowledgments or jurats. This means the party must be physically present before the notary public. A video image or other form of non-physical representation is not a personal appearance in front of a notary public under California state law. Technology solutions from private companies offering online notarial services do not meet the requirements for notarization by California notaries public. The Commonwealth of Virginia is the only state in the United States that provides for legal web-based notarization services.  

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Differences between Acknowledgement & Jurat

In many cases people get confused as to the difference between an Acknowledgement and a Jurat.  An Acknowledgement is the most common form of notarization performed by most notary public.  In regards to the Acknowledgement, the notary public certifies that the signer: 1) personally appeared before the notary public on the indicated date and county, 2) the notary public identified the signer and 3) the signer acknowledged to the execution of the document.  With an Acknowledgment the signer does not need to sign the document in front of a notary but it is recommended.  Here is what the wording of an Acknowledgement looks like:

Brian Sample of Acknowledgment Notary Public Form

A Jurat on the other hand is second in popularity when performing a notarization.  With a Jurat the notary public certifies that 1) the signer personally appeared before the notary public on the indicated date and county, 2) the notary public identified the signer, 3) the signer signed the said document in the presence of the notary public, 4) the notary administered the oath or affirmation.

The signer and not the notary public must choose which form to use for the notarization.  I can not tell you which forms to use for your notarization since it is illegal for me to do so.  In most cases either will do since they both will be notarized but you should always check with the originator who drafted the document and ask them which forms they want notarized.  

See below for sample wording of a Jurat:

Brian Sample of Jurat Notary Public Form

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Cupertino Mobile Notary


If you are in the Cupertino area and need anything notarized we can help.  Contact us anytime.

General Types of Notary Public Services in Cupertino, California CA:

  • Cupertino Notary for Real Estate Documents
  • Cupertino Notary for Legal paper Documents
  • Cupertino Notary for copies of Power of Attorney
  • Cupertino Notary for Power of Attorney Documents Paperwork
  • Cupertino Notary for Health Care Directives
  • Cupertino Notary for Advance Health Care Directives
  • Cupertino Notary for Medical Documents
  • Cupertino Notary for Traffic School Tests
  • Cupertino Notary for Affidavits
  • Cupertino Notary for Complete Loan Packages
  • Cupertino Notary for Deed of Trust
  • Cupertino Notary for Declaration of Homestead
  • Cupertino Notary for Quit Claim Deed
  • Cupertino Notary for Affidavit of Support
  • Cupertino Notary for Pre-Nuptial Agreement
  • Cupertino Notary for Marital Settlement Agreement
  • Cupertino Notary for Application for Domestic Partnership
  • Cupertino Notary for Permission to Travel
  • Cupertino Notary for Person Pater Documents
  • Cupertino Notary for Person Loan Paper Documents
  • Cupertino Notary for Jail
  • Cupertino Notary for Prison
  • Cupertino Notary for Detention Center
  • Cupertino Notary for Courthouse Documents
  • Cupertino Notary for Living Trust Paperwork Documents or Draft
  • Cupertino Notary for Nursing Home
  • Cupertino Notary for Retirement Homes
  • Cupertino Notary for Assisted Living Facilities
  • Cupertino Notary for Adoption Paperwork Documentations
  • Cupertino Notary for Legal Documents
  • Cupertino Notary for Retainer Agreement
  • Cupertino Notary for Corporate Documents
  • Cupertino Notary for Financial Documents
  • Cupertino Notary for Employment Paperwork Documents
  • Cupertino Notary for Birth Certificate Request Forms
  • Cupertino Notary for Parents Consent for Minor to Travel
  • Cupertino Notary for Permission for Minor to Travel
  • Cupertino Notary for Acknowledgments
  • Cupertino Notary for Jurats
  • Cupertino Notary for Any Document Requiring a Notary Public Stamp
  • Cupertino Notary for Sworn Statements
  • Cupertino Notary for Trusted Enrollment Agent
  • Cupertino Notary for Emergency Last Minute Service
  • Cupertino Notary for Posting 3 Days Notice to Pay Rent or Quit
  • Cupertino Notary for Posting Notice of Default
  • Cupertino Notary for School Enrollment Documents
  • Cupertino Notary for Residency Affidavit for Caregiver
  • Cupertino Notary for Firearm Application
  • Cupertino Notary for Loan Closing Documents


Saturday, April 12, 2008

Mobile Notary in Los Gatos


I am a native bay area residence and am available around the clock 24/7 for all your mobile notary needs.    

General Types of Notary Public Services in Los Gatos, California CA:

  • Los Gatos Notary for Real Estate Documents
  • Los Gatos Notary for Legal paper Documents
  • Los Gatos Notary for copies of Power of Attorney
  • Los Gatos Notary for Power of Attorney Documents Paperwork
  • Los Gatos Notary for Health Care Directives
  • Los Gatos Notary for Advance Health Care Directives
  • Los Gatos Notary for Medical Documents
  • Los Gatos Notary for Traffic School Tests
  • Los Gatos Notary for Affidavits
  • Los Gatos Notary for Complete Loan Packages
  • Los Gatos Notary for Deed of Trust
  • Los Gatos Notary for Declaration of Homestead
  • Los Gatos Notary for Quit Claim Deed
  • Los Gatos Notary for Affidavit of Support
  • Los Gatos Notary for Pre-Nuptial Agreement
  • Los Gatos Notary for Marital Settlement Agreement
  • Los Gatos Notary for Application for Domestic Partnership
  • Los Gatos Notary for Permission to Travel
  • Los Gatos Notary for Person Pater Documents
  • Los Gatos Notary for Person Loan Paper Documents
  • Los Gatos Notary for Jail
  • Los Gatos Notary for Prison
  • Los Gatos Notary for Detention Center
  • Los Gatos Notary for Courthouse Documents
  • Los Gatos Notary for Living Trust Paperwork Documents or Draft
  • Los Gatos Notary for Nursing Home
  • Los Gatos Notary for Retirement Homes
  • Los Gatos Notary for Assisted Living Facilities
  • Los Gatos Notary for Adoption Paperwork Documentations
  • Los Gatos Notary for Legal Documents
  • Los Gatos Notary for Retainer Agreement
  • Los Gatos Notary for Corporate Documents
  • Los Gatos Notary for Financial Documents
  • Los Gatos Notary for Employment Paperwork Documents
  • Los Gatos Notary for Birth Certificate Request Forms
  • Los Gatos Notary for Parents Consent for Minor to Travel
  • Los Gatos Notary for Permission for Minor to Travel
  • Los Gatos Notary for Acknowledgments
  • Los Gatos Notary for Jurats
  • Los Gatos Notary for Any Document Requiring a Notary Public Stamp
  • Los Gatos Notary for Sworn Statements
  • Los Gatos Notary for Trusted Enrollment Agent
  • Los Gatos Notary for Emergency Last Minute Service
  • Los Gatos Notary for Posting 3 Days Notice to Pay Rent or Quit
  • Los Gatos Notary for Posting Notice of Default
  • Los Gatos Notary for School Enrollment Documents
  • Los Gatos Notary for Residency Affidavit for Caregiver
  • Los Gatos Notary for Firearm Application
  • Los Gatos Notary for Loan Closing Documents

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Saratoga Mobile Notary


Need a Saratoga Mobile Notary?  Look no further.  I can assist you with any type of notarization, I am just an email, text or call away.  I have been a notary public since 2006 and have seen it all.  

General Types of Notary Public Services in Saratoga, California CA:

  • Saratoga Notary for Real Estate Documents
  • Saratoga Notary for Legal paper Documents
  • Saratoga Notary for copies of Power of Attorney
  • Saratoga Notary for Power of Attorney Documents Paperwork
  • Saratoga Notary for Health Care Directives
  • Saratoga Notary for Advance Health Care Directives
  • Saratoga Notary for Medical Documents
  • Saratoga Notary for Traffic School Tests
  • Saratoga Notary for Affidavits
  • Saratoga Notary for Complete Loan Packages
  • Saratoga Notary for Deed of Trust
  • Saratoga Notary for Declaration of Homestead
  • Saratoga Notary for Quit Claim Deed
  • Saratoga Notary for Affidavit of Support
  • Saratoga Notary for Pre-Nuptial Agreement
  • Saratoga Notary for Marital Settlement Agreement
  • Saratoga Notary for Application for Domestic Partnership
  • Saratoga Notary for Permission to Travel
  • Saratoga Notary for Person Pater Documents
  • Saratoga Notary for Person Loan Paper Documents
  • Saratoga Notary for Jail
  • Saratoga Notary for Prison
  • Saratoga Notary for Detention Center
  • Saratoga Notary for Courthouse Documents
  • Saratoga Notary for Living Trust Paperwork Documents or Draft
  • Saratoga Notary for Nursing Home
  • Saratoga Notary for Retirement Homes
  • Saratoga Notary for Assisted Living Facilities
  • Saratoga Notary for Adoption Paperwork Documentations
  • Saratoga Notary for Legal Documents
  • Saratoga Notary for Retainer Agreement
  • Saratoga Notary for Corporate Documents
  • Saratoga Notary for Financial Documents
  • Saratoga Notary for Employment Paperwork Documents
  • Saratoga Notary for Birth Certificate Request Forms
  • Saratoga Notary for Parents Consent for Minor to Travel
  • Saratoga Notary for Permission for Minor to Travel
  • Saratoga Notary for Acknowledgments
  • Saratoga Notary for Jurats
  • Saratoga Notary for Any Document Requiring a Notary Public Stamp
  • Saratoga Notary for Sworn Statements
  • Saratoga Notary for Trusted Enrollment Agent
  • Saratoga Notary for Emergency Last Minute Service
  • Saratoga Notary for Posting 3 Days Notice to Pay Rent or Quit
  • Saratoga Notary for Posting Notice of Default
  • Saratoga Notary for School Enrollment Documents
  • Saratoga Notary for Residency Affidavit for Caregiver
  • Saratoga Notary for Firearm Application
  • Saratoga Notary for Loan Closing Documents


Saturday, April 05, 2008

Around the clock Mobile Notary in Sunnyvale


I grew up and served the City of Sunnyvale since 1985 and a proud resident of the city.  Should you need any help or have any questions at all regarding my notary service, I am just a text, call and email away. 

General Types of Notary Public Services in Sunnyvale, California CA:

  • Sunnyvale Notary for Real Estate Documents
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Legal paper Documents
  • Sunnyvale Notary for copies of Power of Attorney
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Power of Attorney Documents Paperwork
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Health Care Directives
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Advance Health Care Directives
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Medical Documents
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Traffic School Tests
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Affidavits
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Complete Loan Packages
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Deed of Trust
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Declaration of Homestead
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Quit Claim Deed
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Affidavit of Support
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Pre-Nuptial Agreement
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Marital Settlement Agreement
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Application for Domestic Partnership
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Permission to Travel
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Person Pater Documents
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Person Loan Paper Documents
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Jail
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Prison
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Detention Center
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Courthouse Documents
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Living Trust Paperwork Documents or Draft
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Nursing Home
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Retirement Homes
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Assisted Living Facilities
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Adoption Paperwork Documentations
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Legal Documents
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Retainer Agreement
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Corporate Documents
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Financial Documents
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Employment Paperwork Documents
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Birth Certificate Request Forms
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Parents Consent for Minor to Travel
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Permission for Minor to Travel
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Acknowledgments
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Jurats
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Any Document Requiring a Notary Public Stamp
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Sworn Statements
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Trusted Enrollment Agent
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Emergency Last Minute Service
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Posting 3 Days Notice to Pay Rent or Quit
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Posting Notice of Default
  • Sunnyvale Notary for School Enrollment Documents
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Residency Affidavit for Caregiver
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Firearm Application
  • Sunnyvale Notary for Loan Closing Documents


Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Mobile Notary Service in Campbell


Need a 24 hours mobile notary service in the city of Campbell CA area?  Look no further.  I can assist you with any and all types of notarization in the Campbell are, just call, text or email me to arrange an appointment with us.  We are here to serve you around the clock.

General Types of Notary Public Services in Campbell, California CA:

  • Campbell Notary for Real Estate Documents
  • Campbell Notary for Legal paper Documents
  • Campbell Notary for copies of Power of Attorney
  • Campbell Notary for Power of Attorney Documents Paperwork
  • Campbell Notary for Health Care Directives
  • Campbell Notary for Advance Health Care Directives
  • Campbell Notary for Medical Documents
  • Campbell Notary for Traffic School Tests
  • Campbell Notary for Affidavits
  • Campbell Notary for Complete Loan Packages
  • Campbell Notary for Deed of Trust
  • Campbell Notary for Declaration of Homestead
  • Campbell Notary for Quit Claim Deed
  • Campbell Notary for Affidavit of Support
  • Campbell Notary for Pre-Nuptial Agreement
  • Campbell Notary for Marital Settlement Agreement
  • Campbell Notary for Application for Domestic Partnership
  • Campbell Notary for Permission to Travel
  • Campbell Notary for Person Pater Documents
  • Campbell Notary for Person Loan Paper Documents
  • Campbell Notary for Jail
  • Campbell Notary for Prison
  • Campbell Notary for Detention Center
  • Campbell Notary for Courthouse Documents
  • Campbell Notary for Living Trust Paperwork Documents or Draft
  • Campbell Notary for Nursing Home
  • Campbell Notary for Retirement Homes
  • Campbell Notary for Assisted Living Facilities
  • Campbell Notary for Adoption Paperwork Documentations
  • Campbell Notary for Legal Documents
  • Campbell Notary for Retainer Agreement
  • Campbell Notary for Corporate Documents
  • Campbell Notary for Financial Documents
  • Campbell Notary for Employment Paperwork Documents
  • Campbell Notary for Birth Certificate Request Forms
  • Campbell Notary for Parents Consent for Minor to Travel
  • Campbell Notary for Permission for Minor to Travel
  • Campbell Notary for Acknowledgments
  • Campbell Notary for Jurats
  • Campbell Notary for Any Document Requiring a Notary Public Stamp
  • Campbell Notary for Sworn Statements
  • Campbell Notary for Trusted Enrollment Agent
  • Campbell Notary for Emergency Last Minute Service
  • Campbell Notary for Posting 3 Days Notice to Pay Rent or Quit
  • Campbell Notary for Posting Notice of Default
  • Campbell Notary for School Enrollment Documents
  • Campbell Notary for Residency Affidavit for Caregiver
  • Campbell Notary for Firearm Application
  • Campbell Notary for Loan Closing Documents