Notary Services

Notaries witness document signing or signing a sworn statement on a document. They verify, by their signature and seal, that you are who you say you are.

Cost

The fee is $5 per signature (the same as Town Hall).

Availability

COVID-19 Alert

Service Temporarily Unavailable

The library’s notary service is currently CLOSED. We are unable to offer notary services at this time.

Berlin Town Hall (860-828-7000) may have a notary available. You can also try banks, law or real estate firms, photocopy shops, AAA, the UPS Store, etc.

Guidelines

  • For Notary Services to be performed, you must provide two forms of identification; a picture ID as well as another current form of identification containing your signature. Acceptable forms of ID include:
    • A current passport from any country, in a language the Notary can read (English only)
    • A valid driver’s license
    • A valid state ID
    • A signed library or credit card
    • Birth certificates and Social Security cards are not acceptable ID
  • The person requiring Notary Services must be sure the document is completely filled out, leaving no blanks except where the signature is required.
  • The library will only notarize documents written in English.
  • The Notary must be able to communicate in English directly with the signer.
  • If witnesses are required, please bring them with you.
  • Notaries cannot certify copies of vital records such as birth, marriage and death certificates. Note that certified copies of these can be obtained from the issuing authority.
  • Notaries cannot assess the mental state of the signatory.
  • Notary Services are not available for wills or I-9 forms.
  • Notaries cannot dispense legal advice.
  • Notaries can refuse service at their discretion.