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………...Can be notarized by Notarize (NV and FL notaries only)

👍 CODICILS…..Can be notarized by Notarize (NV and FL notaries only)

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 deed 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 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 - Can be notarized by Notarize 👍

Wills and codicils should ONLY be notarized by Nevada and Florida notaries. Living wills (AKA advance health care directives) are NOT restricted and may be notarized by any state’s notaries.

Notarize is generally able to notarize will and codicil documents, so long as they are not part of the same package with executing a 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 will or codicil 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.

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