Library Policies
Notary Public Policy

Library Board policy as of April 10, 2024.

Policies > Notary Public Policy

The Library offers notary services to the extent that staff are available and qualified, and that it does not disrupt normal Library duties and services.

In fulfilling this role, the Library and its staff will obey all requirements set out by Connecticut state laws and regulations as well as Town guidance and requirements.

A Notary Public may refuse service if the proper identification or payment are not provided, or if a document is ineligible, but may not refuse unreasonably or based on an individual’s personal characteristics.


If you need legal advice, please consult an attorney. The Notary Public is prohibited from helping prepare, complete, or understand legal documents.

Cost and Payment

The Library charges $5.00 per notarial act, i.e. per the Notary Public’s signature. Documents that are signed by multiple parties, but are notarized only once, are considered one notarial act.

The Library accepts payment in cash only. Special exceptions may be made to accept check or money order. The Library is unable to accept payment by credit or debit card.

Types of Documents

The Library’s Notary Public is able to:

  • Administer an oath or affirmation (e.g. an affidavit)
  • Take an acknowledgement
  • Witness a signature

The Library’s Notary Public does not notarize the following documents:

  • Wills and living wills
  • I-9 Employment Verification
  • Conveyance of property (e.g. deed, easement, or similar document)
  • Births, death, or marriage certificates and certain other Town records
  • Any document that includes the stipulation “of sound mind and body” or similar