The Old Bridge Public Library offers Notary Public Services for the benefit of the residents of our community. The following guidelines will be followed in the provision of Notary Service:
- Customers are encouraged to make an appointment. Notary Service is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and there are times when Notary Service is not available. The Library can be reached by calling (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033.
- Valid government issued photo identification, such as a Driver’s License or Passport, is required of any customer seeking Notary Service. Copies of identification are not acceptable.
- Notary Service is limited to three (3) documents per person, per visit.
- Notary Service is provided free of charge to Old Bridge Library card holders. If you do not have an Old Bridge Library card, there is a $2.50 charge per notary signature.
- The Library will not provide witnesses, and witnesses may not be solicited from customers using the Library. In order to serve as a witness, the witness must personally know the person whose document is being notarized and must be in possession of valid government issued photo identification.
- Documents in any language other than English cannot be notarized at this facility.
- Documents must be filled out completely, but not signed, before Notary Service is provided.
- Without exception, documents must be signed in the presence of the Notary, and not beforehand.
- New Jersey law requires that a Notary and the customer seeking notarization be able to communicate directly with each other. Library Notaries are not permitted to make use of a translator to communicate with a Notary Service customer.
- Notary Service is not available for all documents. Examples of documents not acceptable include: Divorce Forms, Deeds, Wills, Living Wills, Living Trusts, Codicils, Depositions, Mortgages, or other Real Estate Closing documents.
- Certain public documents cannot be copied and notarized. Examples of these are birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage certificates.
- In accordance with New Jersey Notarial Law, Notaries will not provide service if the customer, document or circumstances of the request for Notary Service raise any issue of authenticity, ambiguity, doubt, or uncertainty for the Library. In this event, the Library Notary may respectfully decline to provide Notary Service.
Approved by Library Board of Trustees 03/20/02