* Take acknowledgments
* Administer oaths and affirmations
* Perform jurats
* Take and certify affidavits
* Take and certify depositions
* Perform other acts authorized by law as defined by IC 33-42-2-5
Acknowledgment: A formal declaration before a notary public that the instrument presented is the free and voluntary act of the party executing it and the signatures on the document are genuine.
Affidavit: A signed statement made under oath or affirmation.
Affirmation: An oral or written declaration made by a person who has an objection to taking oaths, certifying that under penalty of perjury the declarations are true.
Jurat: An attached written statement of the notary public that the oath or affirmation was taken before him/her.
Oath: Oral or written appeals before God that the declarations made are true.
There is a set fee for each service:
Acknowledgment: $2.00 per signature
Oath or Affirmation: $2.00 per signature
Jurat: $2.00 per signature
Notary Disclosure: " I am not an attorney licensed to practice law in Indiana. And I may not give legal advice or accept fees for legal advice."
The primary duty of a Notary Public is to show that a disinterested party (the Notary Public) has duly notified the signer of an instrument as to the importance of such document, and the signer of such document has declared that the signer’s identity, signature, and reasons for signing such instrument are genuine. The signature and seal of a Notary Public do not prove these facts conclusively, but provide prima facie proof of them, and allow persons in trade and commerce to rely upon the truth and veracity of the Notary Public as a third party who has no personal interest in the transaction.