Can an Indiana state notary notarize a document in another state?
No. An Indiana Notary Public can only notarize in the county in which they are commissioned.
Can a Virginia Notary notarize a document that is to be recorded in another state if the document is signed and notarized in Virginia?
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.
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.
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)