Notarization is important as an attestation that signatures on a document have been witnessed, and the parties identified by an impartial public official.
Because transactions may be between virtual strangers, notarization serves to protect all parties by assuring their identities. Notaries are expected to be impartial, unbiased, and without a financial interest in the agreements they notarize.
A notary public is a public officer of the state, authorized by law to certify documents, take affidavits, and administer oaths. A notary public is appointed for an eight-year term. The jurisdiction of a notary public is statewide, but no notary public can be compelled to act outside of the notary's home county.
Ball State offers several notary publics around campus. Contact one of the offices listed below for more details. Please note that some services may be available at no cost but others may include fees.
Please have a government-issued ID and your unsigned documents with you.