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Providing The Information You Need To Get Notarized Correctly

Your Notary Resource Hub: Get Informed and Empowered in Brighton

Navigating the world of notarization can be confusing, especially when you're dealing with important documents. Here at FYA Mobile Notary in Brighton, Colorado, we believe in open communication and empowerment. That's why we've created this resource page to answer your questions, address potential concerns, and equip you with the knowledge you need to get your documents notarized smoothly and securely.

Getting Ready for Your Notarization Appointment: What You Need & Things to Remember

To ensure a smooth and successful notarization experience, here's what you need to prepare beforehand:


  • Valid Government-Issued Photo ID: Bring your driver's license, non-driver ID card, passport, or any other government-issued photo ID with your current legal name and signature. Accepted forms of ID may vary slightly depending on state regulations, so checking with your notary beforehand is a good idea.

  • Documents to be Notarized: Ensure you have all the documents you need notarized readily available. Double-check the document(s) for completeness and accuracy to avoid potential delays.

Personal Readiness:

  • Mindfulness: Come to your appointment in a clear and sober state of mind. Notaries are unable to notarize documents if you appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

  • Understanding: Take time to thoroughly read and understand the documents you're signing before the notary arrives. Ask any questions you may have regarding the content or purpose of the document.

  • Free Will: Be sure you are signing these documents willingly and not under any duress or pressure. It's entirely your decision to proceed, and the notary is there to ensure you're doing so freely.

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Q: What documents can you NOT notarize?

As a notary public, there are certain restrictions on the types of documents I can officiate. These include:

  • Documents from a Clerk & Recorder of Public Documents: These documents, such as deeds and liens, already have an official seal and signature from the Clerk's office. Therefore, they don't require another notarization.

  • Documents from the CO Secretary of State: Similar to the Clerk & Recorder's office, documents issued by the Secretary of State, like business licenses or corporate filings, usually don't require additional notarization due to their official origin.

  • Documents from the State Archives: Archived documents generally hold historical value and may not require notarization depending on their purpose and use. Consulting with the State Archives directly is recommended for clarification.

  • Documents from the Office of Vital Statistics: Birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage licenses fall under the jurisdiction of the Office of Vital Statistics and typically don't require notarization for general use. However, specific situations may necessitate special notarization procedures. Contact the Office of Vital Statistics for guidance.

Q: I'm traveling soon and need my child's consent to travel notarized. What do I need to know?

To get your child's consent to travel notarized, ensure you have the following documents:

  • The child's valid passport or government-issued ID.

  • The travel consent form signed by both parents or legal guardians.

  • Proof of the other parent's/guardian's identity (e.g., driver's license, passport).

  • In some cases, depending on the travel arrangements, additional documentation may be required.

It's essential to understand the specific requirements of the country your child is traveling to, as regulations may vary. Consulting with the relevant embassy or consulate is always recommended.

Q: Can I get my documents notarized online?

Yes! We offer both Remote Online Notarization (RON) and In-person Electronic Notarization (IPEN) services.

  • RON allows you to sign documents electronically from anywhere in the country through a secure online platform. This is a convenient option for those outside of Brighton or with travel limitations.

  • IPEN combines the security of in-person verification with the ease of electronic document signing. You meet with the notary at our office, but your documents are uploaded to a secure platform.

Additional Resources

Remember, this information is for general guidance only. For specific inquiries regarding your documents or travel requirements, it's always best to consult with a professional qualified to provide legal advice.

We believe that knowledge is power. By understanding the intricacies of notarization and accessing reliable resources, you can navigate the process with confidence and get your documents secured swiftly and effectively.

Don't hesitate to contact us anytime if you have any further questions or need assistance with your notary needs. We're here to help!

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Additional Tips

Additional Tips:

  • Schedule an appointment: Booking a time slot avoids waiting and ensures the notary is available for your specific needs.

  • Ask About & Review fees: Familiarize yourself with the notary's fee structure for different services to avoid any surprises at the end.

  • Check for additional requirements: Certain documents might require specific witnesses or forms. Consult with your notary beforehand if you have any concerns.

  • Feel free to ask questions: Don't hesitate to ask the notary for clarification or guidance at any point during the process.

By following these simple steps, you can approach your notarization appointment with confidence and ensure a smooth and efficient experience.

Remember, your notary is there to guide you through the process, answer your questions, and ensure your documents are notarized accurately and legally.

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