The Municipal Clerk's Office has a Notary on staff and will provide Notary Services free of charge, please call (973)-403-6024 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
A current documentation of identification is required and the documents needing notarization must be signed in the presence of the Notary. Please do not sign the document until you are in front of the Notary.
Notaries in the state of New Jersey serve as impartial witnesses to the signing of documents, attests to the signature on the document, and may also administer oaths and affirmations. Seals are not required; many people prefer them and as a result, most notaries have seals in addition to stamps. Notaries may administer oaths and affirmations to public officials and officers of various organizations. They may also administer oaths and affirmations in order to execute jurats for affidavits/verifications, and to swear in witnesses.
Notaries are prohibited from pre-dating actions; lending notary equipment to someone else (stamps, seals, journals, etc); preparing legal documents or giving legal advice; appearing as a representative of another person in a legal proceeding. Notaries should also refrain from notarizing documents in which they have a personal interest.
By statute, New Jersey attorneys may administer oaths and affirmation, and witness documents.