Many documents require notarization in order to be legally binding.
Without notarization, these certain documents have no legal effect or validity.
Notary publics are trained individuals that the state recognizes and empowers to perform these notary services.
To prepare for your visit to the notary, bring a valid government-issued photo ID.
Laws vary by state, and some documents may require witnesses in addition to the notarization.
In most cases, the National Notary Association also advises bringing a signature witness to witness the notarization separate from the notary public.