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Getting Notarized
To get a document notarized you need to appear before a notary public. 123notary.com has mobile notaries which means that they drive to a location of your choice for a travel fee. To get an acknowledged signature or jurat notarized, you will need proper identification such as a government issued identification like a drivers license, passport, or state ID. The requirements for identification to get notarized vary from state to state, but the ones I mentioned should be good anywhere in the USA. The fees for getting notarized also vary from state to state. California has a $10 maximum per acknowledged signature or per jurat ( includes oath ).

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Definition of notarized.

(1) To certify or attest to the validity of a signature on a document or to the validity of a copy of a document as a notary public.
(2) To acknowledge or attest to as a notary public
(3) To create a formal certificate to accompany or be embedded in a signed document; and then stamp, seal, or sign that certificate in the capacity of a notary public. A journal entry often accompanies each notarized signature in most states.

Notarized document
(1) A document containing authenticated signature(s) of a person(s) named within the document who signed the said document as well as the signature and generally the impression of the official seal of a notary public affixed in the certificate section of the document

More general information
It is common for a notary to certify copies of powers of attorneys, but notaries are not permitted to certify copies of vital records such as birth, marriage, and death certificates. Notaries generally should not notarize Wills unless given written instructions by an attorney. Notaries generally notarize signatures on a document and administer oaths.

transitive verb tenses:
past tense: notarized. Example: The Notary Public notarized the document by affixing her seal to the notary certificate wording in the document after the document had been signed by the signer.

present continuous: notarizing. Example: The Notary Public is notarizing a document now and will be finished in a few minutes.

present tense: notarizes. A Notary notarizes signatures on documents.

noun form: Notarization

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Where can I get something notarized?  Where to get things notarized?
If you need something notarized, please either lookup a mobile notary on 123notary.com, or visit a local notary office.  Many pack and ship stores have notaries, and many real estate agents and insurance brokers are notaries.  You can either use the yellow pages, or ask around your neighborhood to find a notary.  If you search during business hours, you will find a notary relatively quickly in most areas.