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What does a notarized signature look like?

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November 27, 2008 1:11PM

Notarized Signatures are merely a signature that has been signed in front of a Notary Public.

The Notary then signs beneath and stamps the document with a Notary Seal, which informs everyone the signature has been 'validated' as being the actual signature of the individual(s) who are signing the document.

They appear something like this:

Before me, a notary public in and for the said County and State, personally appeared the above named (Signer's Name) who acknowledged that he/she did sign the foregoing instrument and that the same is his/her free and voluntary act and deed. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and official seal this _____ day of ________, 200____. ___________________________________ Notary Public My commission expires _______________________ {NOTARY SEAL}

If you need your signature notarized keep in mind that most Notary Public usually charge a small fee for notarizing documents. Most banking institutions will also have a Notary that can notarize signatures on documents. Some banks will offer this service to it's customers for free. You shouldn't have to spend more than a few bucks to get something notarized.