Can a notary notarize an out of state document?
Notaries don't notarize documents. They notarize signatures.
So long as the signature occurs in the presence of the notary in the state by which the notary is licensed, they may notarize the signature.
Can a Pennsylvania notary Notarize an article of agreement in West Virginia for a West Virginia property?
Notaries do not notarize documents. They notarize signatures, and they are only permitted in the state by which they are licensed. It does not matter what the document is. If the document is signed in Pennsylvania in the presence of a Pennsylvania notary, that notary can notarize the signature. If the document is signed in any other state, or outside of the presence of the notary, the notary cannot notarize the signature.
A New York State notary can refuse to notarize a document if he or she believes the document is fraudulent or that the signatory has not established his or her identity to the satisfaction of the notary, or if the signatory has not paid the $2 fee. A notary cannot refuse to notarize a document for discriminatory reasons.
Can a Virginia Notary notarize a document that is to be recorded in another state if the document is signed and notarized in Virginia?
To notarize a document you must be a notary public. This requires an application and getting bonded from an insurance company. An attorney can be a notary public and can notarize documents. If, however, the document was prepared by the attorney or is for clients of an attorney it is probably best to get a different notary so there is no appearance of impropriety.
Unless specifically forbidden to do so by state statute a Notary Public, by their very office, IS a witness to the document. The signatory swears in front of the Notary that whatever is in the document that they are signing is the truth, and then signs it in front of the Notary, who then puts their seal and signature on it.
This question could be interpreted 2 ways: 1.) Does power of attorney give you the right to notarize a document on behalf of a notary? No, a notary is someone that is licensed from the State to witness forms. 2.) Can you use a power of attorney form to notarize a document? No, you need a notary form. (see link below to free notary form)