As a mobile notary public in Baton Rouge, Louisiana I get asked a lot of questions. If your questions are not answered here, or you need more information, call me 24/7 at 225-907-5280.
Q: What is a mobile notary public?
A: A notary public can notarize your legal documents. In most cases, we simply witness the signing of legal documents. As a mobile notary, I also notarize your papers, and I come to you. A mobile notary can travel to you, no matter where you are.
Q: How much does a mobile notary cost?
A: A little more than a notary that you travel to visit, in most cases. You are paying to get your papers notarized, and you are paying for the notary to travel to you. With the cost of gas, the time involved, and the potential of traveling for nothing, you can understand why it would cost a bit more. I like to compare it to shopping for groceries yourself or paying for someone to bring the groceries to you. A mobile notary will save you a lot of hassle, but you will probably pay a bit more for the service.
Q: But how much does it really cost for a mobile notary to come to me?
A: I don’t like to give vague answers, but it really does depend. Before I, or any mobile notary, can tell you the cost, I need to know what you need to be notarized, whether you have the papers or need them drafted, where you need me to be, and even the time of day. The only way to get an accurate quote is to call the notary (225-907-5280).
Q: Can you notarize some papers for me if I don’t have an id?
A: No. As a notary, I am attesting to the fact that you signed the documents. I need to be able to identify the people that are signing,and they need to sign in front of me.
Q: Can a mobile notary help me at night or on the weekends?
A: Some can, and some can’t. As far as I know, I am literally the only mobile notary in the Baton Rouge area that really does work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Q: Do I need a bill of sale?
A: If you are buying or selling a vehicle in Louisiana, I highly advise you to get a bill of sale that is signed by both parties in front of a notary. It can save you from a ton of headache in the future!
Q: Can you notarize a copy of a birth certificate?
A: I could, but it won’t do you any good in Louisiana.
Q: How far will a mobile notary public travel?
A: Some will only travel in their city, some will travel 100 miles. My normal travel area is East Baton Rouge Parish and all surrounding parishes. The longer the drive, the more my fee is. I hope you understand.
Q: Do I need to have witnesses?
A: It depends upon what you need to have notarized. In Louisiana, a vehicle or real property conveyance requires two witnesses.
Q: Can any notary help me with loan documents?
A: Yes, but some of us have been trained to deal with financial documents such as mortgages. I have been certified by the National Notary Association and have gone through a background check in order to work on loan signings.