Notary Public Services
What is an Notary?
A Notary Public is a person of proven integrity appointed by the government to serve the public as an impartial witness in taking acknowledgments, administering oaths and affirmations and performing other acts authorized by law (Government Code [G.C.] 8201.1 and 8205).
Mountain Title Company offers Notary services for the general public as well as any/all of your real estate needs. We offer accommodation loan signings by appointment only. Click here to set up an accommodation loan signing.
Notary Public Regulations:
Various statutes, rules, and regulations govern the notary public service. California law sets fees for services related to notarial acts (e.g., $10 per signature: acknowledgment $10.00, jurat $10.00, certified power of attorney $10.00). A finger print (typically the right thumb) is required in the notary journal based on the transaction in question (e.g., deed, quitclaim deed, deed of trust affecting real property, power of attorney document). Documents with blank spaces cannot be notarized (a further anti-fraud measure). California explicitly prohibits notaries from using the literal Spanish translation of their title. The use of a notary seal is required.