Montana Notaries are among an elite group of America’s Notaries who, by virtue of their active notarial commission and with no additional licensing or permission required, may solemnize the vows of marriage in accordance with Montana law and administrative rules.
Taking acknowledgments, Witnessing signatures. Verification upon oath or affirmation (Jurat). Certifying copies and more services.
Bringing the Notary Public To You. Unlike an in-office or remote notary, a mobile notary is a notary who travels to meet clients in-person. Usually, you must make an appointment and wait to meet a mobile notary at a specified time and location.
Frequently Asked Questions
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What is a Notary Public?
A trusted impartial witness in ensuring that acts of attestation vital to commerce and law are executed legally, securely, and ethically.
What is the Notary's function?
The notary acts as an official, unbiased witness to certain specific transactions. Regardless of the notarial act performed, in every instance the notary attests that particular formalities have been observed that render the notarized document trustworthy. Notaries must constantly be aware that every notarial act affects the legal rights of others.
What is the Notary's responsibility?
If one of the notary’s primary functions is to be a witness to the identity, the comprehension, and the intent of a person who is signing a document, taking an oath, or acknowledging a signature, it automatically follows that one of the notary’s greatest responsibilities is to be able to truthfully testify that the notary did in fact witness the act he or she claimed to have notarized.
What is the Notary's jurisdiction?
A Montana notary public may perform a traditional notarial act on a tangible document when the notary is physically in either of two adjoining states – North Dakota and Wyoming.
Types of Notatial Acts
Taking an acknowledgement
Requires the signer to personally appear before the notary and declare (acknowledge) that the signature is his/hers, but it does not require the notary to witness the act of signing. Often the party has previously signed the record before bringing it to the not
Witnessing a signature
Is exactly that. The Notary watch the signer sign the document.
Verification upon oath or affirmation/signed and sworn (“Jurat”)
A more complex process is taking a verification upon oath or affirmation, commonly known as performing a jurat.
Administering verbal oaths
Although notaries are fully authorized to administer oaths as a separate notarial act, most of the time they are done in conjunction with a signature – a jurat.
Certifying copies of documents
A Montana Notary Public may be asked to certify or attest that a copy of a tangible or electronic document or other record is a full, true, and accurate transcription or reproduction of that which was copied.
Remote Online Notarization (RON) or Remote Notarization
The certificates that are to be used for Remote Online Notarization or Remote Notarization are codified in §1-5-610(9 – 10), MCA and are dependent on whether the signer is located inside of the United States or in a foreign jurisdiction.
Other types of Notarial Acts
• Certifying copies of certain private tangible or electronic records. • Certifying a fact or event. • Certification of life. • Certification of a photograph.
Montana Notaries are among an elite group of America's Notaries who are authorized by law to solemnize the vows of marriage. By virtue of their active notarial commission and authorization in state law, Notaries Public in Florida, Maine, Montana and South Carolina may solemnize marriage vows, with no additional licensing or permission required.*
* Nevada law includes Notaries Public among the persons who may be approved as marriage officiants, for multiple ceremonies or a single ceremony. The Notary's commission must be in good standing and the Notary must obtain a county clerk's certificate of permission to officiate any marriage. Florida's, Maine's, Montana’s and South Carolina's laws authorize Notaries with active commissions to perform marriages with no further application or approval process.
Jurisdiction A Montana Notary Public may solemnize marriage vows ONLY when physically located within the geographic boundaries of Montana, and only when presented with a Montana marriage license that will be valid on the date that vows will be solemnized.
DISCLAIMER: I am not an attorney licensed to practice law in this state. I am not allowed to draft legal records, give advice on legal matters, including immigration, or charge a fee for those activities.
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