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 and do not require a library card.
  • Form must be brought in unsigned and signed in the notary's presence. The signer must be present for form to be notarized.
  • Services are generally available Monday-Friday during the library's hours of operation and are not available for the final 30 minutes before closing.
  • Patrons desiring notary services should call ahead to ensure a notary is available. Service cannot be guaranteed to patrons who do not call ahead.
    • Law Library: 432-688-4351
    • Library at the Plaza: 432-688-4328
    • Centennial Library: 432-742-7420
  • Notary services are offered at the library's discretion and are not a primary or overriding library responsibility.
  • 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
  • United States Visa
  • State issued gun license
  • US military photo identification
  • Federally Recognized, Tribal identification cards

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
  • Photocopies, photographs, or digital copies of IDs

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.
  • Documents in languages other than English may not be notarized nor may a translator be used. The 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:
    • Real Estate Documents such as deeds, mortgages, or leases (including Oil & Gas)
    • Wills, Living or Probate
    • Trusts (including Living/Invocable)
    • Codicils
    • Depositions
    • Property Transfer Documents
    • I-9
    • Records or Transcripts
    • Marriage or Divorce Decrees
  • 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.