What does it mean to have a document notarized?
An Ontario Notary Public’s seal on a document indicates that you are saying that the facts contained in the document are true, and has the same effect as swearing to tell the truth under oath in a court of law.
Documents that are required to be Notarized are as follows:
- Mortgage closing documents
- Property deeds
- Loan documents
- Advanced directives
- Custody and guardianship agreements
- Power of attorney
- Court documents
- Memorandum of understanding documents
- Articles of incorporation
- Vendor contracts
- Commercial leases
- Employment contracts
- Construction and loan agreements
The Notary Public will:
- Require a valid piece of government issued photo ID along with another piece of ID.
- Notary will ensure you understand what you’re signing.
- Notary will witness your signature/sign.
- Once the document has been signed, the Notary will affix their seal to the document.