Services Defined

General Notarizations

If you are not signing loan documents or estate planning documents, your notarization is most likely a general notarization. General notarizations are often small documents with one or two notary certificates attached. If you need a sworn statement, consent for minor to travel, or power of attorney, then it is a general notarization. For a small fee, I’ll drive to your location to complete the notarization, saving you time and hassle. You’ll avoid the shipping centers like FedEx, UPS or other brick and mortar stores. If you need a notarization at a location like a hospital or jail, I can meet you at those locations as well, although there will be a small extra fee for those locations, due to security and other considerations. Payment for general notarizations is due upon completion of the notarization.

Jails / Detention Facility: If your friend, client, family member or loved one is incarcerated in a San Diego jail or San Diego detention center, they may need certain important paperwork notarized. In this situation, you’ll need to hire a mobile notary. It is essential  that you hire a notary who understands how the security screenings procedures at the facility work so that the documents are signed and notarized without delays. A notary must be approved in advance to work with some facilities, so this is another consideration to keep in mind. Parking, checking in with security and waiting for the inmate can take a considerable amount of time. I charge a small fee increase for these types of notarizations to cover the time needed. I’ve worked closely with all the major jails, detention centers and courthouses and can work with you to get your documents notarized quickly at an affordable price. You can call 619 731-0878 or submit a mobile notary request online.

Hospitals / Medical Facilities: If you need a document notarized for someone who is in a hospital, physical rehabilitation center, long term care or other medical facility, then you’ll need a mobile notary. These patients often need documents like powers of attorney or advanced healthcare directives notarized before surgery or after an accident. This puts the patient and their family members in awkward and vulnerable circumstances in which a professional mobile notary is needed. The notary should know how to handle those sensitive situations and be prepared with certain tools like clipboards, extra reading glasses, signature guide cards, etc. The notary should also understand how to check the signer’s willingness to sign and if they are alert and aware of what they are signing. Due to the nature of these types of notarizations, there are often delays in parking, checking in with the facility staff, waiting for nurses or doctors to perform procedures, etc. All these factors can slow down the process, so I charge a small fee increase to cover the extra time needed. If you find yourself in this situation and need a mobile notary, please give me a call at 619 7310-0878 or submit your request for notary services online.

Other: While Jails and medical facilities are the most common types of general notarizations, I’m also called to people’s houses or businesses to complete a notarization. There is no additional fee for businesses and residences due to the lack of parking and security considerations. If you need a notary to your home or business here in San Diego, please give me a call at 619 731-0878 or you can submit a notary request online.

Loan Signings

Loan signings for purchases, sales, refinance or home equity lines of credit all require a notary to complete the signing process. The loan packages are often several hundred pages in length and contain many complex documents that require dates, signatures and other important information. During a loan closing, the notary is in possession of the signer’s sensitive personal information and must take precautions to protect that information. The notary must be background screened and complete an annual training on new laws, best practices and general knowledge. Loan signings are typically ordered by a title or escrow officer and the notary travels to the signers home to complete the loan package. Loan signing fees are due 30 days after the signing is completed. If you are a lender, escrow or title officer and need a Notary Signing Agent, please give me a call at 619 731-0878 or contact me online.

Trusts

Trusts are similar to loan signings in that they are often lengthy, complex documents prepared by a professional like an attorney. The notary is typically ordered by the attorney or the person who prepared the document. The notary then travels to the signer’s home or business and completes the signing. Although there is no special training required for a notary to sign trust documents, it is still important that you hire an experienced and knowledgeable notary to ensure that your important documents are signed correctly the first time. Trust signing fees are due 30 days after the signing is complete. If you are an estate planner or attorney looking for an experienced and professional mobile notary in San Diego, please give me a call at 619 731-0878 or submit a request online.

 

 

Pricing

General Notarizations 

Jails / Detention Center - starting at $100

Hospital / Medical Facility - starting at $75

Other - call 619 731-0878 for quote

Loan Signings

Starting at $125, call 619 731-0878 for quote

Trusts

Starting at $125, call 619 731-0878 for quote


TERMS OF SERVICE

General notarization

Payment in full is due upon completion of the notarization.

Loan signings

Loan doc signing fees are due 30 days after the signing date.

Payment types accepted

I accept Visa, Mastercard, check, Venmo or cash.

Forms of ID

Any of the following forms of identification, provided it contains a photograph, description of the person, signature of the person, and an identifying number. The identification must be current or if expired, must have been issued within the last five years.

  • California driver’s license.

  • United States passport.

  • Inmate identification card issued by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, or any form of inmate identification issued by a sheriff’s department (call for details on using this form of ID).

  • A passport issued by a foreign government, provided that it has been stamped by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service or the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service.

  • A driver’s license issued by another state or by a Canadian or Mexican public agency.

  • An identification card issued by another state.

  • A United States military identification card.

  • An employee identification card issued by an agency or office of the State of California, or an agency or office of a city, county, or city and county in California.

Two credible witnesses that personally know the signer in the case where the document signer lacks ID. The credible witnesses cannot be named in the document and cannot have financial interest in the document. Both credible witnesses must have proper identification.

Legal Advice

A San Diego mobile notary public is not licensed to practice law in the State of California. I cannot give any form of legal advice. I cannot prepare legal documents or speak to the contents of any legal document. I may not instruct you on which type of notarization certificate, to use with your legal document, (acknowledgement, jurat, etc).

Documents Delivery

Loan signing clients must provide a shipping label and delivery instructions unless the documents are to be picked up and dropped off locally.

After Hours

My normal operating hours are from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. After hours requests are negotiated on a case-by-case basis. If you request an after hours signing by calling 619 731-0878 and I do not answer within 30 minutes, please click here to contact another qualified 24 hour San Diego notary.