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Oklahoma Notary Public

Oklahoma Mobile Notary

Differences Between a Mobile Notary and a Notary Public 

One of the most common questions people ask of them pertains to the differences between them. This is because many people have heard both terms but do not know how they differ.

Both are responsible verifying people’s identities and notarizing their documents. However, there is a small difference that separates them.

As the name suggests, a mobile notary from a private investigation agency refers to an individual who verifies and attests documents by traveling to the clients. On the other hand, a notary public from a private detective agency typically remains stationary in a residential or office setting. This is not the only difference between them.

A mobile notary travels around in her/his/their vehicle to clients. Thus, while a notary public typically has a predetermined fee of around $5.00 per stamp and seal, a mobile notary may charge whatever she/he/she/they wish(es). Why does this pricing for them differ so much?

A mobile notary must travel and spend money for gas, mileage, insurance, car maintenance and repairs, and, of course endure travel time. A notary public in Oklahoma City from a private investigation agency does not bear any of these financial burdens or sacrifices of time and energy. Indeed, it takes relatively little time for one to notarize some legal documents, but it requires much more time and money for a professional to complete her/his/their notary task.

Mobile Notary

Our private investigation agency has some of the best mobile notary professionals in all of Oklahoma. Each one facilitates clients and works to improve their experience. Our services are extremely affordable, and each specialist ensures the tasks are handled with efficiency and expertise.

If you or anyone you know needs a quick and easy notarization process by a professional. He is just the right place for you. Contact one now to reap the benefits of the best services in all of Oklahoma!

Mobile Notary’s Fee Information

Per the laws in the State of Oklahoma, a stationary one must not charge more than a $5.00 each time he signs and stamps a document. This means that if a person visits a public notary , then he is unable to charge an amount greater than $5.00 per time the individual signing the legal document signs.

On the other hand, if someone calls for a mobile notary then he or she will have to pay whatever fee the agent requests. There are just so many more factors like time, work, effort, and financial expenditures at play for them simply do not incur.

Of course, this does not mean that a customer will always agree to pay the fee that he/she requires. Sometimes the expert and the customer will negotiate a fee upfront and decide on a final, reasonable price. Every client should remember, however, that he/she is a trained professional who needs fair payment and compensation his, her, or their services and all the associated expenses attached to traveling to a client. From fuel to maintenance of vehicles, liability insurance, clients must keep many external costs that he/she must bear.

After Hours Fees Charged by a Notary Public

It is also permissible for one to charge a small fee to clients, if the clients seek help after normal business hours. This small, token, special fee is not for the notarization process itself, but for the convenience fee allowing the client into her/his/their home after hours ‚Äď sometimes even at midnight.

A client wanting documents notarized after hours by a professional should be grateful that the agent is even willing to allow her/him/them into an office or more likely a residential setting so late in the evening or night. Tag agencies and banks close after hours, so a convenience fee/entrance charge is not unreasonable.

Finding one has never been easier, faster, or more convenient. So, if you need a mobile notary or a notary public for an affordable, hassle-free notarization, then please call or email us now to receive services from best ones from our private investigation agency available!

How to Become a Notary Public or a Mobile Notary

If you wish to become a professional, there are only a few simple steps to follow to fulfill your dreams and receive your commission as a notary public. The steps to become a commissioned agent are as follow:

  1. Ensure that you meet the legal age requirements of having attained at least eighteen (18) years of age, which is the minimum standard to become one.
  2. To become a commissioned, make sure you have no felony convictions in your criminal history.
  3. Fill out your application for a commission as a notary public.
  4. Obtain your official notary public seal/stamp and bond from Walker Companies.
  5. Consider purchasing an¬†‚ÄúErrors and Omissions‚ÄĚ policy, also called¬†‚ÄúE & O insurance,‚Ä̬†if you want extra protection from financial liability for mistakes and errors you may make while working as one. This kind of insurance is especially important for those working as signing agents for loan companies with large stacks of paperwork.
  1. Please give thought to purchasing an optional  book registry of notarial acts.
  1. Consider completing an optional training course, as it will help teach you how to become a notary public or mobile notary public.

The information above tells how a person becomes a professional. If you need more information, please contact Dr. Makayla Keefe or one of the other notaries public at her private investigation agency in Oklahoma.

Notarizing Documents for Family Members and Friends

Oklahoma does not have a state law banning officials from notarizing something for a friend or family member. However, if he/she is notarizing legal documents in which she/he/they is/are likely to substantially benefit (i.e., a will, trust, etc.), then a judge might not accept their signature as impartial and appropriate.

Duration of a Notary Public and a Mobile Notary Public Oklahoma’s Commission

The Secretary of State commissions each professional for a period of four (4) years. 

Common Locations That a Notary Public and a Mobile Notary Might Notarize Legal Documents at:

They will most likely notarize and assist clients in the following situations:

1. Evening/Nighttime/Weekend Notarizations ‚ÄstThey are most likely to notarize legal documents after hours when the banks and tag agencies are closed for the day/weekend. From vehicle titles to letters, divorce papers, bills of sale, applications, and more, both serve as a ‚ÄúJane on the Spot‚ÄĚ or ‚ÄúJohnny on the Spot‚ÄĚ per se and assist people in time-sensitive situations and where matters of urgency and convenience arise.

2. Hospital Notarizations ‚ÄstThey will sometimes get a call from a relative or friend of a hospital patient. Most times this is because there are important legal documents, such as an¬†durable power of attorney, an¬†¬†medical power of attorney, an¬†advance directive,¬†or a¬†last will and testament¬†that require the official signature of a notary public or of a mobile notary public in Oklahoma from a private investigation agency.

The reason why so many clients require these urgent, last-minute notary signings that require the presence of a professional, is because of a lack of forethought, planning, and preparation for the futureŘĒ

Sadly, many have found that the instant she/he/they arrive and complete the signing for the hospital patient, the hospital staff then gives them whatever they require to pass on into the next life. The sick individual was just holding on long enough for them to arrive and complete the signing before the individual felt safe enough to pass on.

Sometimes the medical patients do not even survive long enough to sign the medical or financial legal documents in front of them. These types of situations are extremely heartbreaking for both the family/clients of the hospital patient and the notary public or the mobile notary public. 

3. Residential Settings ‚ÄstSometimes our clients will need a notary public in Oklahoma from a private investigation agency in Oklahoma City or a mobile notary in Yukon, Oklahoma from a private investigation agency in Edmond, Oklahoma to travel to their residence. Whether for medical, mobility or convenience reasons, the ability for a notary public in Moore, OK from a private investigation agency in Moore, Oklahoma or a mobile notary public in Shawnee, OK from a private investigation agency in Lawton, Oklahoma can prove invaluable in times of great stress and in situations where time is of the essence.

4. Business/Office Settings ‚ÄstSometimes business offices will require the services of a notary public in Shawnee, Oklahoma from a private investigation agency in Yukon, OK or a mobile notary in OKC from a private investigation agency in Broken Arrow, OK. Whether it is a law firm, doctor‚Äôs office, insurance agency, or just another business professional who needs a notary public in Oklahoma City from a private investigation agency in Edmond, OK or a mobile notary public in Guthrie, Oklahoma from a private investigation agency in Guthrie, OK and just does not have a notary public in Shawnee, OK or a mobile notary in Warr Acres, OK there on staff, the ability to hire a notary public in OKC, OK from a private investigation agency in The Village, OK or to hire a mobile notary in Nichols Hills, OK from a private investigation agency in Bethany, Oklahoma is awesome!¬†

5. Online & Other Remote Locations ‚ÄstOklahoma passed a law in 2020¬†that allows for a commissioned notary public in Piedmont, Oklahoma from a private investigation agency in Moore, OK and a mobile notary in Warr Acres, Oklahoma to notarize legal documents for people who cannot be physically present via a¬†special remote notary public application. Thus, if the person who needs the services of a notary public in Shawnee, Oklahoma from a private investigation agency in Oklahoma or a mobile notary in Edmond, OK from a private investigation agency in Edmond, Oklahoma to assist with the notarization of legal documents on a remote/online basis, the notary public in OKC from a private detective agency in OKC, OK or a mobile notary public in Guthrie, OK from a private investigation agency in Shawnee can simply ask the person signing the documents to show her/his/their government-issued photo ID over the web camera/Zoom/Skype/Facetime and to sign the documents accordingly in the presence of the notary public in Bethany from a private detective agency in Bethany or the mobile notary in El Reno from a private investigation agency in El Reno, OK.

A notary public in Midwest City, OK from a private investigation agency in Del City, Oklahoma and a mobile notary in Oklahoma from a private detective agency in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, especially one whom the Oklahoma Secretary of State has authorized to notarize documents remotely, can notarize legal documents for clients just about anywhere in Oklahoma at any time. 

6. Loan Closing Clients at Residences and Businesses ‚ÄstThey can make a nice sum of money by opting to notarize legal documents for loan-signing companies around the United States of America. In these circumstances, they will often travel to the residences or even banks to help assist with the notarization of large loan packets.

Common Types of Clients That a Notary Public and a Mobile Notary Might Assist

They might help serve clients that include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Law Firms/Attorneys
  • Medical Offices
  • Hospital Patients and Their Families
  • Businesses
  • People Needing After Hours/Weekend Assistance
  • Persons With Limited Mobility
  • Loan Signing Companies/Mortgage & Title Companies

They can notarize documents for a wide array of clients in a variety of settings. 

Types of Legal Documents They Might Encounter, Plus Other Notarial Acts

They will often notarize legal documents that may include, but are not limited to, the following:

As you can clearly see, they can notarize a wide variety of documents and forms and can provide a multitude of other legal services such as the following:

  • Jurats ‚ÄstThis is when the client who is signing a document swears before them that everything contained within the document is true. Some jurisdictions refer to a jurat as an affidavit or perhaps a verification on oath or affirmation.
  • Oaths/Affirmation ‚ÄstSometimes clients ask them to administer an oath orally, rather than as a jurat, that everything the client is about to say is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. They might very well administer such an oath/affirmation right before a judge hears an administrative matter.¬†
  • Acknowledgements ‚ÄstIn these circumstances, a notary public in Oklahoma from a private detective agency in Oklahoma or a mobile notary public in Oklahoma City, OK will verify that the signer of a document is indeed the person she/he/they claim(s) to be, and that the person signed the legal document of her/his/their own free will and without duress.
  • Copy Certification ‚ÄstThis is when a notary public in OKC from a private investigation agency in Oklahoma City or a mobile notary in Oklahoma from a private investigation agency in Oklahoma certifies that a copy of a document is the correct and true copy of the original document. However, a notary public in Guthrie from a private investigation agency in Mustang, OK and a mobile notary in Tulsa, OK from a private investigation agency in Tulsa, Oklahoma may not certify copies of certain documents, such as a birth certificate or passport. If you are working as a notary public in Yukon, Oklahoma from a private investigation agency in Piedmont, OK or a mobile notary public in The Village, OK from a private investigation agency in Nichols Hills and are unsure as to what documents you may legally certify as true copies of an original, then please¬†contact the Oklahoma Secretary of State¬†for further information.¬†
  • Signature Witnessing¬†‚Äď This is basically when they verify that the person signing the document is the individual she/he/they claim(s) to be and that the signature on the document is indeed that person‚Äôs signature.

Last Name Changes for a Notary Public and a Mobile Notary at a Private Investigation Agency

If he/she gets her/his/their name changed while commissioned as a notary public and mobile notary, then that name must stay the same for that commission number until their commission expires.

If getting the name changed on the notary seal simply is not something that the professional is willing to wait to the end of four (4) years, then they may ask the Oklahoma Secretary of State to cancel her/his/their current commission with the former name on it. Then they may apply for a new notary commission through the Oklahoma Secretary of State or through Walker Companies.

Remote Notarization Online by a Notary Public

Since January 2020, it has become legal for them to notarize legal documents remotely/online. To do so, they must have first received a standard commission as a notary public. Once this is completed, a commissioned professional may apply directly online to become a remote/online notary who notarizes legal documents for individuals who are not present in the same room/physical location as the notary public in Oklahoma.

Jurisdiction of a Notary Public and a Mobile Notary 

They may both notarize documents anywhere in the entire State of Oklahoma.

A Notary Public’s Agreement With Documents a Client Signs

Under Oklahoma law, they do not have to read or agree with the information contained in a legal document that a client is signing. Indeed, the information contained therein can be something they completely disagree with or even is unable to read because the client wrote it in a language they do not understand.

That is just fine because the expert do not have to agree with the document or even have the capacity or desire to read what it says. The only thing that they must do is to verify the identity of the person signing the document itself through personal knowledge of the identity of the individual signing the document or by viewing an unexpired government-issued photo identification that the client presents to them. It really is that easy. 

Length of Time Required to Renew a Notary Public Commission for a Notary Public in Edmond, Oklahoma at a Private Detective Agency in Guthrie, Oklahoma and for a Mobile Notary Public in OKC at a Private Investigation Agency in Edmond, OK

A commissioned notary public in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at a private investigation agency in Lawton, Oklahoma and a mobile notary in Bethany, Oklahoma from a private investigation agency in Yukon, Oklahoma may renew her/his/their notary public commission up to six (6) weeks before it is set to expire. 

Procedure for Renewing Expired Oklahoma Notary Public and Oklahoma Mobile Notary Commissions

If your commission expired less than six (6) months ago, then you may renew it, but you must pay an additional $5.00 and will see her/his/their notary commission and expiration date change.

If this expired more than six (6) months ago, then she/he/they must begin all over with brand new Oklahoma notary public commission paperwork.

FAQ

A private detective in Oklahoma City is the only professional licensed to conduct private investigations. He/she/they provide(s) information solutions to clients, provided there is a legitimate private investigation in Oklahoma interest.

Anyone can hire a private investigator in Oklahoma City, provided there is a legitimate interest. For example, a private detective cannot be hired to investigate ‚Äúthe neighbor‚ÄĚ out of curiosity. Instead, a mother will be able to investigate her child, as well as an employer, her employee.

At Oklahoma City Private Investigations, we are used to reporting our jobs while they are being managed. The private investigator in OKC who makes up your team sets foot on safe ground to finalize the report.

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