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 after being commissioned by the State of Indiana.

The Jefferson County Public Library offers Notary Public services for the benefit of the residents of our communities.  The following guidelines will be followed in providing this service:

  • Notary service is provided free of charge by the Library. In lieu of fees, donations to the Library are welcomed.

  • This service is subject to the availability of the Notary Public on staff.

  • This service is provided on Library property only.

  • Notary service is provided on a first come, first served basis.

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

  • People seeking notary service must present valid photo identification, such as a driver’s license, passport, or current employee ID.

  • Documents to be notarized must be signed in person before the Notary who will certify the signature.

  • The Notary may, at his or her discretion, decline to provide notary service.

Questions or comments regarding this policy or this service should be directed to the Jefferson County Public Library Board of Trustees.