Library offers notary services for election

Maryville Public Library now offers basic notary services to Nodaway County residents at no charge for the following:

  1. Absentee and mail-in ballot envelopes*
  2. Other completed documents containing a notary certificate with the exception of documents listed in item #4 below.

*Note: Mail-in voters with the following conditions should not need their envelope notarized this year: Voters ages 65 and over or with certain medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, chronic kidney or liver disease, moderate to severe asthma. For more information on 2020 voting requirements, check here or call Nodaway County Clerk’s office at 582-2251.

Please note the following:

  1. In general, services are limited to Nodaway County residents.
  2. Notary services are currently available only on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  Persons desiring notary services should call ahead to ensure a notary is available as service cannot be guaranteed. Also, please do not sign your envelope until you are in the presence of a notary public.
  3. All signers must be present with valid photo identification or passport issued by a United States governmental agency or State that includes a picture and a signature.

4. MPL does NOT offer notary services for the following document types:

Deeds, property, mortgages, or other real estate closing documents, living wills, living trusts, codicils, or depositions, I9 (Employee Eligibility Verification) forms, public record documents, or photocopies of public record documents including birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage licenses, and documents in any language other than English.

Patrons requiring notarization for these documents should seek a notary from a qualified attorney, or through the institution issuing or requiring the document. 

5. Notary service is limited to three (3) documents per person, per visit. Notary service is provided during limited hours, during limited days of the week, and provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.

6. Notaries may decline to provide service if the patron, document, or circumstances of the request for notary service raise any question of authenticity or issue of ambiguity, doubt or uncertainty. This is to protect the liability risk for both the notary and the library.

7. MPL’s notary is not an attorney, and not authorized to practice law, give legal advice, or prepare legal documents.

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