The legal landscape is complicated when it comes to notarizing wills, trust, deeds, or other related documents. We’ve created this guide to help you better understand the various documents and understand what you may have electronically notarized via Notarize. 

Quick Referent Guide:

👍 DEEDS……….Can be notarized by Notarize

👍 POAs………….Can be notarized by Notarize

👎 TRUSTS……..Cannot be notarized by Notarize

👎 WILLS………...Cannot be notarized by Notarize

👎 CODICILS…..Cannot be notarized by Notarize

DEEDS - Can be notarized by Notarize 👍

Notarize is generally able to notarize deed documents. We do encourage you to confirm with the clerk or county recorder where the document will be submitted that they will accept and recognize electronically signed and notarized documents.

Please note that if your document requires witnesses, you will need to have the witness(es) physically present with you, the signer,  when completing your transaction. They will need to have their government issued photo ID’s with them.  Our notaries cannot act as one of the witnesses.

POWER OF ATTORNEY (POAs) - Can be notarized by Notarize 👍

Notarize is generally able to notarize POA documents, so long as they are not part of the same package with executing a will or trust, which you as the signer must confirm. We do encourage you to confirm with the intended recipient that they will accept and recognize electronically signed and notarized Power of Attorney documents.  

Please note that if your document requires witnesses, you will need to have the witness(es) physically present with you, the signer, when completing your transaction. They will need to have their government issued photo ID’s with them. Our notaries cannot act as one of the witnesses.

TRUSTS - Cannot be notarized by Notarize 👎

Notarize is not able to notarize documents that relate to the creation or execution or amendment of a trust in any form. 

WILLS and CODICILS - Cannot be notarized by Notarize 👎

Federal and state E-sign laws prevent the use of electronic signatures on documents which constitute a will or an amendment to a will (also called a “codicil”), so Notarize cannot notarize your signature on those types of documents.

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