Notary Public in Santa Clarita

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Santa Clarita Notary Services

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Open Saturdays and sometimes on Sunday for notary public services. Please send an email for a Sunday appointment to: or




Here is a link to the CA Notary Public handbook

Because many people like to pay for their notary public service with credit cards, we now allow you to pay for a notary signature using PayPal.






What is the function of a Newhall Notary Public?

According to Wikipedia, a notary public (or notary or public notary) in the common law world is a public officer constituted by law to serve the public in non-contentious matters usually concerned with estates, deeds, powers-of-attorney, and foreign and international business.

A notary’s main functions are to administer oaths and affirmations, take affidavits and statutory declarations, witness and authenticate the execution of certain classes of documents, take acknowledgments of deeds and other conveyances, protest notes and bills of exchange, provide notice of foreign drafts, prepare marine or ship’s protests in cases of damage, provide exemplifications and notarial copies, and perform certain other official acts depending on the jurisdiction.[1]

Notary Public Duties

Any such act is known as a notarization. The term notary public only refers to common-law notaries and should not be confused with civil-law notaries.

With the exceptions of Louisiana, Puerto Rico, Quebec, whose private law is based on civil law, and British Columbia, whose notarial tradition stems from scrivener notary practice, a notary public in the rest of the United States and most of Canada has powers that are far more limited than those of civil-law or other common-law notaries, both of whom are qualified lawyers admitted to the bar: such notaries may be referred to as notaries-at-law or lawyer notaries.


What a Notary Public Can NOT Do

The practice of a notarial service is distinctly different from the practice of law and giving legal advice and preparing legal instruments is sometimes forbidden by law unless the documents are prepared as a secretarial service such as  preprinted documents that may be found at a typical stationary store, but also certain deeds, travel consent letters and power of attorney forms. In this case, the notary public must disclose that he is not giving legal advice but simply providing a secretarial service and the customer is advised to seek the validity of the document from a competent professional.