The Teaneck Public Library is happy to offer free notary services for Teaneck residents only, by appointment Monday – Thursday, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 to 2:30 PM, with the following stipulations:
- You must call in advance for an appointment: 201-837-4171, x309.
- You must bring US government- issued photo identification.
- The form must be filled out completely, but NOT signed; you must sign in front of the notary.
- If witnesses are required, you must bring them with you.
- Notaries cannot provide legal advice or counseling in regards to the documents.
- Notaries reserve the right to decline service.
For the person seeking notary service
- The notary is generally in the library Mondays – Thursdays, from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM, but may not always be available. You must have an appointment. Please CALL 201-837-4171, x309 to schedule an appointment.
- All persons who must sign the document(s) MUST all be present at the time of the notarization.
- Each person who is to sign the document(s) is REQUIRED to have a valid US government-issued photo identification (i.e. photo driver’s license, passport).
- DO NOT sign and DO NOT date the documents beforehand. The Notary witnesses your signature. Any previously signed and dated documents will NOT be notarized.
- In instances where a witness is required, the person requesting notary service MUST bring a witness who personally knows the individual requesting the service. The witness is REQUIRED to have a valid government-issued photo identification (e.g. photo driver’s license, passport). Library staff and patrons cannot act as a witness.
For the documents to be notarized
- MUST be in English in order to be notarized.
- MUST be complete before being notarized. Forms with blank spaces cannot be notarized.
- CANNOT be copied and certified as “true copies.” Please note that certified copies of many documents such as birth/death/marriage certificates are often available from the original issuing agency.
In accordance with New Jersey notarial law
- Notaries will not provide service if the customer, document, or circumstances of the request for Notary Service raise any issue of authenticity, ambiguity, doubt, or uncertainty for the Library. Under these circumstances, the Library Notary may, at his/her sole discretion, decline to provide Notary Service.
- A Notary and the customer seeking notarization must be able to communicate directly with each other. Library Notaries are not permitted to make use of a translator to communicate with individuals requesting this service.
NOTE: Notary Service is NOT available for power of attorney, mortgage documents, deeds, wills, living wills, living trusts, codicils, depositions, or vital records, as these types of documents can require specialized knowledge and are beyond the scope of this type of service. The Notary does not interpret or explain your documents. In addition, the notary cannot perform oaths of office.