Notary Service at the Ramsey Free Public Library

The Ramsey Free Public Library offers a free notary service to library patrons. Please review the library’s Notary Policy on parameters and guidelines before scheduling a notary appointment. To setup an appointment, please call the library’s main desk at 201-327-1445.


Ramsey Free Public Library Notary Service Policy

The Library is happy to provide Notary service to our patrons. However, there are some restrictions that apply. Please phone ahead to make sure the notary is available.

  • Valid photo ID with a signature is required. A current driver’s license or passport is recommended.

  • Notary service is available Monday - Friday 9am – 4:30pm. Please call the Library prior to your visit to ensure the Notary is available. The Library can be reached at (201) 327-1445.

  • The Notary witnesses your signature. Do not sign and date the documents beforehand. Any signed and dated documents will not be notarized.

  • If the document requires a witness, you must bring your witness at the time of notary. Valid identification is required for witnesses. The Library does not provide witnesses and the Notary does not act as a witness.

  • Documents in any language other than English will not be notarized at the Library.

  • New Jersey law requires that a Notary and the customer seeking notarization be able to communicate directly with each other. Library Notary is not permitted to make use of a translator to communicate with a Notary Service customer.

Notary Service is not available for Deeds, Wills, Living Wills, Living Trust, Codicils or Depositions. The Notary does not interpret nor explain your documents.

Certain documents cannot be copies and notarized. Examples of these are birth certificates, death certificates, marriage certificates, passports, driver’s licenses.

In accordance with New Jersey Notarial Law, notaries reserve the right to decline service if the document(s), identification or circumstances of the request raise any issue of authenticity, ambiguity or doubt for the Library.

Adopted by the Ramsey Free Public Library Board of Trustees on Monday, June 10th, 2019.