POA Notary

POA Notary

Power of Attorney is a legally binding document that grants a specified person power over his or her assets, and/or medical decisions in the event the individual is incapacitated. If an individual falls into a coma due to illness, for instance, the person to whom he or she provided power of attorney will have the authority to make medical decisions on their behalf. Due to its sensitive nature, most states require this type of document to be notarized by a POA Notary before its made official.

Notarizing a Power of Attorney

While notary publics are generally prohibited from drafting power of attorney documents, they can still notarize them – assuming they follow their respective state’s laws. Some states only require the principle’s signature to be notarized, while others require either the principle or a witnesses signatures to be notarized. Whether you plan to give or receive power of attorney, you should familiarize yourself with your respective state’s laws regarding notarization of this document.

Notarizing a power of attorney document is pretty much the same as any other document. The notary public verifies the signer’s identify and observes as a he or she signs the document.

If a notary is either the principle or agent of a power of attorney, he or she is generally prohibited from notarizing the document. This is a direct conflict of interest, and most states explicitly prohibit this type of behavior.

At Thomas Services we visit Hospitals, Hospice, Jails and other institutions. Needing a Power of Attorney to be notarized can be a difficult time for any family. Call us directly with any questions or concerns and we can walk you through the process.

Additional Mobile Notary Services

  • Acknowledgements
  • Affirmations
  • Affidavits
  • Affiliated Business Arrangement Disclosure
  • Automatic Drafting Authorization
  • Billing Rights
  • Borrower Credit Program Disclosure
  • Borrower’s Affidavit
  • Borrower’s Certification /Authorization
  • Borrower’s Disbursement Authorization
  • Borrower’s Income Certification
  • Certificates
  • Certificate of Trust
  • Claim of Lien
  • Compliance Agreement
  • Contracts
  • Copy Certifications
  • Corporate Quitclaim Deed
  • Declaration of Abandonment of Declared Homestead
  • Deeds, Deed of Trust (or Mortgage)
  • Errors and Omissions Correction Agreement
  • Escrow Waiver
  • Financial Planning documents
  • FNMA 1009 Affidavit
  • Grant Deed
  • Living Wills
  • Hazard Insurance Authorization
  • HELOC
  • Homestead Declaration
  • Homestead Waiver
  • HUD-1 Addendum
  • HUD-1 Settlement Statement
  • Impound Authorization
  • Initial Escrow Account Disclosure
  • Jurats
  • Last Will and Testament
  • Limited Power of Attorney
  • Loan Documents
  • Medical Power of Attorney
  • Medical Documents
  • Note
  • Notice of Right to Cancel
  • Termination of “Right of First Refusal”
  • Oaths
  • Occupancy Affadavit
  • Power of Attorney
  • Quitclaim Deed
  • Release of Claim of Mechanic’s Lien
  • Section 255 Affadavit
  • Signature Affadavit
  • Special Power of Attorney/Real Property
  • Specific Release of Lien
  • State Application Disclosure
  • Statement of Information
  • Trusts
  • Substitution of Trustee
  • Tax and Estate Planning Documents
  • Warranty Deed
  • Written Statements