La Jolla Mobile Notary serving San Diego County

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888 Prospect Street, Ste. 200

La Jolla CA 92037

08:30am - 5:00pm

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FAQS

La Jolla Mobile notary has an office located at 888 Prospect Street Ste 200 La Jolla CA 92037. You still need to make an appointment with one of our Notary Public. We also offer mobile notary services to make your signing convenient as possible. We come to you anywhere you are comfortable signing. At the convenience of your own home, work, coffee shop, hospitals or anywhere. A mobile notary will come to you and get your documents signed.

Mobile Notary Public Services schedules are subject to the availability of notaries. Many notaries are available 5-7 days a week. We try to accommodate all requests.

You will need a valid identification and the documents that need to be notarized. In some cases with loan documents it will depend on the closing package and instructions, you may be required to provide two forms of ID per signer. The Notary Public will let you know after reviewing the loan documents.

A document that we can notarize is any document that requires a Notary Public.
Some common documents that are frequently used for mobile notary are: Living Trust, Amendment to Revocable Trust, Quitclaim Deed, Power of Attorney, Durable Power of Attorney, Power of Attorney for Health Care/Advance Health Care Directive, Deed of Trust, Grant Deed, Bill of Sale, Sworn Statement, Statement of Consent (for application for Passport for child under age 16), Parental Consent for Travel, Affidavit, Assignment, Rental Agreement, Name Affidavit, Spousal Waiver, Guaranty, Contract, Resignation of Trustee, Unclaimed Property Form.

A Mobile Notary or Traveling Notary is a Notary Public who travels to meet client’s in-person.

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Oaths of Two Credible Witnesses that do not have a financial interest – The identity of the signer can be established by the oaths of two credible witnesses whom the notary public does not personally know. (Civil Code section 1185(b)(2)) The notary public first must establish the identities of the two credible witnesses by the presentation of paper identification documents as listed proper identification. Under oath, the credible witnesses must swear or affirm under penalty of perjury to each of the things sworn to or affirmed:
1. The individual appearing before the notary public as the signer of the document is the person named in the document;
2. The credible witness personally knows the signer;
3. The credible witness reasonably believes that the circumstances of the signer are such that it would be very difficult or impossible for the signer to obtain another form of identification;
4. The signer does not possess any of the identification documents authorized by law to establish the signer’s identity; and
5. The credible witness does not have a financial interest and is not named in the document signed.
Note: The credible witnesses must sign the notary public’s journal

When a Notary Public is completing a certificate of acknowledgment or a Jurat, a notary public is required to certify to the identity of the signer of the document. (Civil Code sections 1185(a), 1189, Government Code section 8202) Identity is established if the notary public is presented with satisfactory evidence of the signer’s identity. (Civil Code section 1185(a))

Satisfactory Evidence – “Satisfactory Evidence” means the absence of any information, evidence, or other circumstances which would lead a reasonable person to believe that the individual is not the individual he or she claims to be and (A) identification documents or (B) the oath of a single credible witness or (C) the oaths of two credible witnesses under penalty of perjury, as specified below

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Identification Documents – The notary public can establish the identity of the signer using identification documents as follows (Civil Code section 1185(b)(3) and (4)):
1. There is reasonable reliance on any one of the following forms of identification, provided it is current or was issued within 5 years:
a. An identification card or driver’s license issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles;
2. A United States passport;
3. An inmate identification card issued by the California Department of Corrections and
Rehabilitation, if the inmate is in custody in California state prison;
d. Any form of inmate identification issued by a sheriff’s department, if the inmate is in custody in a local detention facility; or
2. There is reasonable reliance on any one of the following forms of identification, provided that it also contains a photograph, description of the person, signature of the person, and an identifying number:
(a) A valid consular identification document issued by a consulate from the applicant’s country of citizenship, or a valid passport from the applicant’s country of citizenship;
(b) A driver’s license issued by another state or by a Canadian or Mexican public agency authorized to issue driver’s licenses;
(c) An identification card issued by another state;
(d) A United States military identification card (caution: current military identification cards might not contain all the required information);
(e) An employee identification card issued by an agency or of Secretary of the State of California, or an agency or office of a city, county, or city and county in California.
(f) An identification card issued by a federally recognized tribal government.

No. A notary public who is not an attorney should only complete a notarial certificate, which is already in the document, or type, or attach a certificate of the maker’s choosing. If a notary public were presented with a document that did not contain a certificate Instead, the notary may allow the person for whom the notarization is performed to choose among the sample certificates provided to the notary with the notary’s commission. The notarial certificate must be in English. You may also contact the issuer to ask what type of notary certificate they will accept (Acknowledgment or Jurt) before you meet the Notary Public.

It depends on the document being notarized. When preparing a jurat, the person requesting the jurat must appear before the Notary Public, take an oath, and sign the document in the presence of a Notary Public. When preparing a certificate of acknowledgment, the document can be executed before the person brings for notarization. In an acknowledgment, the signer must personally appear before a Notary Public and acknowledge that the signer executed the document, not that the signer executed the document in the presence of a Notary Public. For both a jurat and an acknowledgment, the notary public must certify to the identity of the signer. (Civil Code section 1189 and Government Code section 8202)

You can use anyone who is not named or does not benefit from the document. If you are unable to find witness you can call La Jolla Mobile Notary and we can provide some for you.

When the signer of an instrument cannot write (sign) his or her name, that person may sign the document by mark. (Civil Code section 14) The requirements for notarizing a signature by mark are as follows:
• The person signing the document by mark must be identified by the notary public by satisfactory evidence. (Civil Code section 1185)
• The signer’s mark must be witnessed by two persons who must subscribe their own names as witnesses on the document. One witness should write the person’s name next to the person’s mark and then the witness should sign his or her name as a witness. The witnesses are only verifying that they witnessed the individual make his or her mark on the document.
• A notary public is not required to identify the two persons who witnessed the signing by mark or to have the two witnesses sign the notary public’s journal. Exception: If the witnesses were acting in the capacity of credible witnesses in establishing the identity of the person signing by mark, then the witnesses’ signatures must be entered in the notary public’s journal.
• • The signer by mark must include his or her mark in the notary public journal. To qualify as a signature, the making of the mark in the notary public journal, must be witnessed by an individual who must write the person’s name next to the mark and then sign his or her own name as a witness.

Mobile Notary Cost and Mobile Notary Fees are determined based on location and quantity of required notary signatures. The Mobile Notary Fees range from $25-$75, in addition, there is $15 per notary signature. This price is per person who will need a notary certificate, for example: if two people are named on one document and both need to be on the notary certificate then the total cost is $30 plus the mobile fee.

The length of your Notary signing dependents on a number of different variables:
1. How many signers? 2. How many documents? 3. Reading the document ahead of time 4. Is the document fully completed except for signature? 5. Location, is it in an environment that will be easy to sign documents? Typically for one signature with everything being prepared ahead of time the average time is 10-15 mins.
For loan documents below is the approximate length of signing times:
Refinance – 60 minutes
Buyer – 60 minutes
Seller/Cash buyer – 45 minutes
* These are estimates and there are times that a signing will go over the above time.

Yes, La Jolla Mobile Notary can travel to the hospitals. Please make sure the signer has proper identification and is willing and able to sign.
Some of the hospitals we frequently visit are: Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Green Hospital, Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health, Thornton Pavilion, Prebys Cardiovascular Institute, Scripps Clinic La Jolla – Genesee Executive Plaza, Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego, Sharp, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and many more.

Yes. We have mobile notary publics that will service the San Diego County. We have San Diego Notary’s that are near you and are ready and willing to come to your desired location.

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