What is notarization? The National Notary Association defines it as, "The official fraud-deterrent process that assures the parties of a transaction that a document is authentic, and can be trusted. It is a three-part process, performed by a Notary Public, that includes of vetting, certifying and record-keeping." To complete a notarization, there are guidelines and restrictions which notaries must follow. Below are some common misconceptions and the facts about notaries:
Fiction – Anyone can be a notary public.