Santa Monica Notary & Live Scan
Notary FAQs
  1. Do you provide "mobile" notary services?

    YES. We do offer mobile services to travel to your location.Additinal fees apply . Please review our Price List.
  2. How much does it cost to have a document notarized?

    It depends on the number of signatures which require notarization. The fee is $10/notarized signature. For example: if two people are signing a single document or one person is signing two documents the price would be $10.00 x 2 or $20.00.
  3. What Identification is required to notarize a document?

    There is reasonable reliance on any one of the following forms of identification, provided it is current or was issued within 5 years:

    a) An identification card or driver’s license issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles;

    b) A United States passport;

    c) An inmate identification card issued by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, if the inmate is in custody in California state prison;

    d) Any form of inmate identification issued by a sheriff’s department, if the inmate is in custody in a local detention facility;

    (e) A passport issued by a foreign government, provided that it has been stamped by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service or the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services;

    (f) A driver’s license issued by another state or by a Canadian or Mexican public agency authorized to issue driver’s licenses;

    (g) An identification card issued by another state;

    (h) Oaths of Two Credible Witnesses 




  4. Can a document be notarized when the signer does NOT have proper identification? 

    Yes; under certain cirsumstances.  If the signer cannot provide proper I.D., the Notary Public may rely on the oath of TWO credible identifying witnesses. 

  5. Can a document be notarized if the signer is unable to write(sign) their name?

    Yes. When a signer is unable to sign his/her own name, that person may sign the document by mark; the signers mark MUST be witnessed by TWO persons, who also sign the document as witnesses. 

  6. I need a certified copy of a birth, marriage or death certificate. Can you help me?

    Unfortunately NOT. By law you must obtain certified copies of vital records from the county where the event took place.  


    P.O. BOX 997410

    SACRAMENTO, CA 95899-7410

    (916) 445-2684


  7. I need to get a certified copy of a non-vital document. Can you help me?

    Always keep in mind, California notaries acknowledge and/or affirm signers, NOT documents. IF You need to certify a copy of an original document, like a passport, background check, bank statement, etc.  A copy certification by document custodian may suffice for your purposes.
    Important note:  It is YOU, the holder of the document (document custodian, not the notary) that will be asked to take an oath that the document is a true, complete and correct copy of the original.  *Please note: you should check with the agency receiving the document whether this will be sufficient. 

  8. Do you provide documents in your office?

No. However, for your convenience please find some commonly used documents:

California application for a certified birth certificate

LA Coutny application for a certified birth certificate

 California application for a certified death certificate

LA County application for a certified death certificate

California  application for a certified marriage certificate

LA County application for certified marriage certificate

Statement of consent or special circumstance: issuance of a passport to a minor under age 16 - (fillable)

Authorization for travel by minor

Identity fraud affidavit

Copy certification by document custodian 

Affiant statement

California dmv power of attorney

Advance health care directive form


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