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Notary Public Service Policy

Proposed and adopted by the Library Board of Trustees: April 3, 2012, revised and adopted on May 6, 2014

The Plainsboro Public Library offers free notary services for the benefit of Plainsboro residents and those who work in Plainsboro only. Proof of current residency is required.

  • Patrons  seeking notary service should call prior to their visit to find out if a notary is available. The library can be reached at (609)275-2898.  To ensure adequate time to process the paperwork, patrons must arrive 45 minutes prior to closing.

  • Notary service is provided on a first-come, first serve basis.

  • Valid photo identification is required of any patron seeking notary service.

  • Notary service is limited to three documents per person per day.

  • Original documents, no charge. If notary signature is required on copies of original documents, there will be a $2.00/per signature surcharge on each page.

The library will not provide witnesses and witnesses may not be solicited from patrons. In order to serve as a witness, the witness must know the person whose document is being notarized and must be in possession of valid photo identification.

  • Foreign language documents cannot be notarized unless the notarial certificate itself is in English.
  • New Jersey law requires that a notary and the patron seeking notarization be able to communicate directly with each other. Library notaries are not permitted to make use of a translator.
  • Public documents that  cannot be copied and notarized: birth certificates, death certificates and marriage certificates.
  • Notary service is not available for deeds, wills, living wills & trusts, which require legal knowledge.
  • In accordance with NJ notarial law, notaries will not provide service if the customer, document or circumstances raise any issue of authenticity, ambiguity, or doubt.  The library notary may, at her sole discretion, decline to provide notary service.
  • Documents must be complete and must be signed in the presence of the notary.