Notarizing Documents

Part of a lawyer’s job is notarizing documents. A notarization is the assurance by a duly appointed and impartial Notary Public that a document is authentic, its signature is genuine, it was signed without duress or intimidation, and it was intended that the terms of the document to be in full force and effect. If you need a document notarized here are some things to know:

  1. We require 2 pieces of government issued identification; at least one needs to have a photo;
  2. Make sure your name on the document matches the name on your identification;
  3. The document must be completely filled in before arriving for your appointment, we cannot notarize a blank document; and
  4. You are liable to be prosecuted under the Criminal Code if you knowingly make false

Please remember that it is illegal to change or alter a notarized document, if a change needs

to be made you will need to have a new document notarized.

For more information, contact Megan Amanda McLeod at Pearce Schneiderat 250-492-0907.