Please read our Notary Policy before filling out an appointment form.
This service is free to Hackettstown residents. Out of town residents will be charged a $5 fee.
Fill out our online appointment form or call us to schedule an appointment with a notary.
The Library Notary does not provide Notary service for Wills, mortgages, deeds, birth certificates, codicils, depositions, marriage licenses, I-9 forms or Powers of Attorney.
Notary Public service is limited to three documents per person per day.
The person who will sign the document must be sure that the document is completely filled out–leaving no blanks except where the customer will sign the document when appearing before the Library Notary. Library Notaries may not notarize any document with blank spaces.
The document(s) should not be signed before arriving at the library.
Government issued photo identification is required of any customer seeking Notary service.
Documents in any language other than English will not be notarized.
New Jersey law requires that a Notary and the customer seeking notarization be able to communicate directly with each other. Library Notaries are 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 issue of authenticity, ambiguity, doubt or uncertainty for the Library. In this event, the Library Notary may, at his/her sole discretion, decline to provide Notary service.
In situations where a witness is required the Library will not provide witnesses and witnesses may not be solicited from patrons using the Library. 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.