What is a Notary?
A Notary is an official appointed by the state government. A Notary officially witnesses signatures and certifies documents by affixing an official seal. The primary duty of a Notary is to help prevent fraud by witnessing the signing of documents and verifying authenticity. One of the official duties of a Notary Public is to administer oaths and affirmations. A record of each transaction maintained in a record book. The notary, then affixes his or her official seal and signature.