Notary Services

Notaries witness to an individual signing a document or sworn statement and nothing more. They are not attorneys and may not help patrons fill out legal forms or offer legal advice.

About Notary Services

  • Services are free of charge
  • Form must be brought in unsigned and signed in the notary's presence. Signer must be present for form to be notarized.
  • Services are only available during the library's hours of operation and are not available for the final 30 minutes before closing.
  • Notary services are offered at the library's discretion and are not a primary or overriding library responsibility.
  • Patrons desiring notary services should call ahead 432-742-7420 to ensure a notary is available. Service cannot be guaranteed to patrons who do not call ahead.
  • All individuals seeking notarization as well as any known witnesses must provide valid photo identification issued by the United States government. The identification cannot be expired.

Acceptable Forms of Identification

  • U.S. State issued photo identification such as a driver's license
  • United States Passport
  • US Work Visa
  • State issued gun license
  • US military photo identification

Unacceptable Identification Documents

  • Social Security Cards
  • Birth certificates
  • Credit Cards
  • The library is unable to notarize using Credible Witnesses
  • IDs, Visas, or Passports from countries other than the United States

Further Notes

  • Witnesses WILL NOT be provided by the library nor can witnesses be obtained from general library patrons. Witnesses must have personal knowledge of the individual requiring the notarization and witnesses must provide appropriate and valid photo identification. It is your job to produce witness should it be required in court later.
  • Documents in languages other than English may not be notarized nor may a translator be used as notary and signer must be able to communicate directly. If the signer does not speak English they must go to a notary who speaks the same language.
  • Services are not available for Deeds, Mortgages, Wills, Living Wills, Living Trusts, Codicils, or Depositions.
  • Public documents, including birth and death certificates and marriage licenses, may not be notarized. This is called a Certified Copy and must be obtained by the County Clerk's Office.

Our notaries reserve the right to refuse to notarize any document for any reason.