Tuesday, July 26, 2016
The Red Bank Public Library offers Notary Public services for the benefit of the residents of our community.  There is no charge for this service.
The following guidelines will be observed in the provision of Notary Service:
  • Notary Services are available during the Library's hours of operation and are not available in the fifteen (15) minutes after the time of opening or prior to the time of closing.
  • Notary Service may not be possible if the document is pre-signed.
  • All parties that need to sign the document must be present with valid photo identification.
  • Customers seeking Notary Service should call the Library prior to their visit to ensure that the Notary is available.  The Notary can be reached by calling 732-842-0690 x113.
  • Notary Service is provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Valid government-issued photo identification is required of any customer seeking Notary Service.
  • Notary Service is limited to three (3) documents per person, per visit.
  • Documents in any language other than English will not be notarized by this facility.
  • Notary Service is not available for Deeds, Mortgages, Wills, Living Wills, Living Trusts, Codicils, or Depositions.
  • In situations where a witness is required, 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 individual whose document is being notarized and must be in possession of valid photo identification.
  • Certain public documents cannot be copied and notarized.  Examples of these are birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage certificates.
  • New Jersey law requires that a Notary and the customer seeking notarization be able to communicate directly with each other.  The Library Notary is not permitted to make use of a translator to communicate with a Notary Service customer.
  • 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 issues of authenticity, ambiguity, doubt, or uncertainty for the Library.  In this event, the Library Notary may, at his/her discretion, decline to provide Notary Service.
Approved by Library Director and Board of Trustees, April 2012.
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