Michigan Notary Public

What is a Notary Public And What Does It Do?

A notary public exists so as to help prevent and avoid fraudulent activity. Michigan’s Secretary of State website defines a notary public as “an officer commissioned by the Michigan Secretary of State.”

A notary public must identify and confirm that those who sign a document are who they say they are or appear to be. A notary public must confirm one’s identity by reviewing a driver’s license, passport or personal identification card. If none of these documents are available. A notary public may also confirm one’s identity through another person who provides an oath or affirmation that they have personal knowledge that the person signing a document is who he/she claims to be. The document must be signed in the notary public’s presence, and then the notary public must sign and date the document, identify the county of appointment, and provide the expiration date of her or her commission. Our Sterling Heights location provides notary services to our clients for their convenience.

Contact a Notary Public Today

Akiva Goldman & Associates has served the Metro Detroit area for over twenty-five years, and we are pleased to provide our customers with a notary public for their convenience at no additional cost. Contact us today for help in a wide variety of legal matters. We provide free consultations at 586-268-2400.

We Can Help You With Your Michigan Notary Service

A notary public may be required to legitimize your legal documents. Goldman & Associates Sterling Heights office provides this service for our customers’ convenience. Contact us today for a free consultation on a wide variety of legal matters.

How Does One Become A Notary, what are the requirements?

• At least 18 years old;
• A Michigan resident or maintain a place of business in Michigan;
• Be a U.S. citizen or possess proof of legal presence;
• Be a resident of the county in which you request appointment (if you do not reside in Michigan, maintain a principal place of business in the county you request appointment);
• Read and write in the English language;
• Be free of any felony convictions within the past 10 years (if previously convicted of a felony, the 10-year period includes completion of the sentence for that crime, any term of imprisonment, parole, or probation, and payment of all fines, costs, and assessments);
• Have not been convicted of 2 or more misdemeanor offenses involving a violation of the Michigan Notary Public Act within a 12-month period while commissioned, or 3 or more misdemeanor offenses involving a violation of this Act within a 5-year period regardless of being commissioned;
• Have filed with the appropriate county clerk a proper surety bond in the amount of $10,000 and taken the oath of office as prescribed by the State Constitution;
• Sign a declaration that all information on your application for Michigan Notary Public Commission is correct, that you have read the Michigan Notary Public Act, and that you will perform all notarial acts faithfully;
• Any individual currently serving a term of imprisonment in any state, county or federal correctional facility is prohibited from being appointed or serving as a notary public
(Information provided by Michigan’s Secretary of State website)