Notary Public Service

Lee Memorial Library Notary Public

The LML offers free (limited) Notary Public services for the benefit of Allendale residents, subject to the availability of certified staff.

LML notaries are scheduled to work during regular hours of operation and may be available Monday-Friday from 10:00am-2:00pm and on Saturday from 10:00am-4:00pm, except during summer Saturdays, when a notary may be available from 10:00am – 1:30PM. Please call the LML (201-327-4338) before you come to ensure a notary is available or to schedule an appointment.

The guidelines to be followed are:
The Notary may ask the person(s) needing service to wait while the Notary takes a telephone call, or tends to other Library matters. Valid photo identification is required of any customer seeking Notary service and of all witnesses. The Library will not provide witnesses and witnesses may not be solicited from customers using the library. A witness must (previously) personally know the customer needing the service of the Notary. All forms and documents must be completed before being notarized; forms with blank spaces will not be notarized. Notaries cannot pre-date or post-date any action, prepare a legal document, give advice on legal matters, or notarize documents in which they have a personal interest. Only documents written in the English language will be accepted for notarization. The information must be clearly written. The Notary and the customer requesting Notary services must be able to clearly communicate with each other. Notaries are not permitted to make use of a translator to communicate with the customer requesting Notary services. Notary service is not available for Deeds, Wills, Power of Attorney, Living Wills, Living Trusts, Codicils, or Depositions. Certain public documents cannot be copied and/or notarized such as Birth Certificates, Adoption Records and/or Marriage Licenses. In addition, the Notary cannot perform oaths of office. Notaries will not provide service if the customer, the document or any of the circumstances of the request for Notary service raise any issue of authenticity, ambiguity, doubt or uncertainty for the Library.

If the Notary is needed to perform other Library matters, or should a problem appear/occur, the Library Notary may at his/her sole discretion, decline to provide Notary service.

The Library reserves the right to restrict each household to no more than three Notary Service visits per month and a maximum of 9 documents to be notarized in any 30-day period.