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Notary Public

New York notaries are empowered to administer oaths and affirmations (including oaths of office), to take affidavits and depositions, to receive and certify acknowledgments or proof of deeds, mortgages and powers of attorney and other instruments in writing. Notaries may also demand acceptance or payment of foreign and inland bills of exchange, promissory notes and obligations in writing. Finally, they can witness the opening of a safe deposit box.

How does a notary identify a signer?

Generally, the notary will ask to see a current identification document or card with a photograph, physical description and signature. A driver’s license, military ID or passport will usually be acceptable.

Does notarization make a document "true" or "legal"?

No. A notarization typically means the signer acknowledged to the notary that he or she signed the document or vouched under oath or affirmation that the contents of the document were true.

Current On-site Notaries

Name Building Phone Ext.
Leesa Allen 510A 2700
Carmen Alvarado 460 8900
Patti Bender 422 3145
Cyrena Condemi 490C 2634
Donna Dowling 911C 2754
Linda Greves 120 3750
Claudia Hatton 745 3467
Diane Hatton 745 5073
Jeanne Marie Krauss 463 2321
Barbara Moebes 725 7159
William Russell 490C 8150
Linda Sallustio 555 4303
Carol Shea 860 6033