Step One: Getting Your Documents Notarized in White Plains.

To skip this section and go directly to the notary request form please scroll down or click here or text (914)441-2444.

Utilizing the White Plains Mobile Notary service is fast and easy. After you’ve located White Plains Notary you can simply fill out the form below with some simple identifying information and after pressing submit our team will quickly review your requirements and get back to you by your preferred method of communication within just a few minutes.

If you call our hotline at (914)441-2444, our security protocol will still require that you either email or text us the full name and address of the individual that will be signing the document so we can set up the account in our system. This text or email must also include the document that will be signed, a description of the identification that will be presented to the notary as well as an acknowledgment that the fees will be paid with a credit or debit card owned by the individual signing. This is all part of our proprietary security protocol to ensure compliance with the New York State Notary Executive Law.

If your signing requires witnesses, all witnesses must also be named in the email or text with proper identification available at the time of signing. It is important to note that White Plains Mobile Notary only performs mobile notary services and does not permit clients to visit our offices by law. If you are in White Plains the following addresses are considered mobile signing locations and can serve for signings till 10pm (or until the establishment closes):

The standard $49 Travel Fee Includes these recommended locations (bold locations offer quickest service):

Dunkin Donuts
50 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601

The Ritz Carlton
3 Renaissance Square
White Plains, NY 10601

Renaissance Westchester Hotel
80 W Red Oak Lane
West Harrison, NY 10604

White Plains Hospital (main lobby)
20 Davie Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601

WestMed
210 Westchester Avenue
White Plains, NY 10604

WestMed
3030 Westchester Avenue
Purchase, NY 10577

The Westchester Mall Food Court
125 Westchester Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601
(please add $3.00 parking fee)

The Galleria Mall Food Court
100 Main Street
White Plains, NY 10601
(please add $0.75 parking fee)

McDonalds
407 N Central Park Avenue
Hartsdale, NY 10530


Barnes & Noble City Center Coffee Lounge
230 Main Street
White Plains, NY 10601
(please add $0.75 parking fee)

Starbucks
9 City Place
White Plains, NY 10601

SAG Headshot Studios
181 Westchester Avenue
Port Chester, NY 10573

Our $69 Signing Service includes:

The Doral Arrowwood
975 Anderson Hill Road
Rye Brook, NY 10573

PepsiCo
50 East Stevens Avenue
Valhala, NY 10595

Our $99 Signing Service includes travel to:

Westchester County Airport HPN
(Public or Private Terminals)

Important Note: If you are “mobile” during regular business hours, most banks, FedEX and UPS stores in White Plains offer notary service for the NYS regulated fee of $2.00 per stamp and or signature. Our service is strictly that of mobile notary and as such does not permit customers to visit us as per New York State Executive Law. We are also proud to support our disabled military veterans with free notarizations anywhere within our travel region.

Contact A Notary Now!

Use this form to set up your appointment with a mobile notary or text to (914)441-2444. Mobile Notary Services are available in White Plains 7 days a week for only $49 plus $2.00 per signature (stamp/seal). If your request involves loan documents, closings or other signings that require extended periods of time, please add your request to the comment line and we will forward a quote.

Please enter your email, so we can follow up with you.
We can not accept expired ID or documents without photos such as birth certificates or social security cards.

2019 Fee Schedule for Complex Multi Doc Corporate Signings in White Plains

For insurance, finance, structured settlement, etc. companies looking to utilize our services, here’s an overview of what we offer:

Travel Fee $49.00 (7am to 7pm)
Usually always the “base” fee to visit a signing client. Some situations such as excessive time (waiting) or weather may incur additional fees.

Parking Site Fees: $ see below
This is White Plains. There’s literally no free parking in commercial zones.

Standard Stamp & Signature (per document) $2.00
What is costs to have us stamp & sign after we validate the document and signer.

Document Validity Stamp & Signature $5.00
We provide the NYS “Department Of State Affidavit Form” to validate that the copy of the ID (we’re verifying) is the exact copy that’s being scanned at the signing. In the State of New York this document may be construed as simply a verification of the signature of the affiant and not the original document itself.

Document Laser Printing Fees $.50 per page or “side”.
This is the fee to print the contract or paperwork.

Scan to PDF & e-Transfer Fees $.25 per page or “side”.
Our fee to scan the docs, convert to PDF and email, Dropbox, etc. to you.

Hard Copy FedEx Fees $15.00 (with prepaid mailer)
This is our fee to enclose your docs into a FedEx mailer and drop off within one-hour of the signing. We will not drop in “drop box”. All docs must be scanned by authorized FedEX location.

Hard Copy USPS Mail Fee $10.00 (with prepaid mailer)
This is our fee to physically take your docs to Post Office. We do not drop in mailboxes.

Shipping Fees
If you don’t provide a pre-paid shipping label, we will gladly provide shipping label service for you if we have a valid CC on file. The fees billed are “actual”.

Payments
We’ll gladly accept your company check (Net 15), Visa, MasterCard or Amex. We’ll also take your Venmo or PayPal.

I9 Work Authorizations
Signature as Authorized Representative $5.00
Additional Stamped Page with Signature $5.00

Any additional docs certified please see “Document Validity” above. Each document is an additional $5.00 – please remember that in New York State the notarization of this document may be construed as verification of signature of the affiant and not a verification of the authenticity of the original document. Please be sure and ask us for clarification regarding the stipulation as many corporate human resource departments are not fully aware of this issue.

Please remember we are not permitted, under any circumstances, to provide legal advice with regard to your applications, documents or forms.

Notes:
Parking Fees are always extra and are billed “at cost”. For example, The Westchester Mall Fee is $3.00 while The Crowne Plaza Hotel is $5.00 while the Ritz Carlton can sometimes be $15.
We do not provide I9 forms unless the minimum IRS threshold of $600 is met.

Commons “Types” Of Notary Signings

In New York, Notaries are forbidden to choose the type of notarization for a signer, but here is the difference between common notarial acts we preform.

Acknowledgments

The purpose of an acknowledgment is to ensure that the signer of a document is who they claim to be and has voluntarily signed the document. Acknowledgments often are needed for documents concerning valuable assets, such as deeds, mortgages and deeds of trust.

To perform an acknowledgment, the signer must personally appear before you at the time of notarization to be positively identified and to declare — or “acknowledge” — that the signature on the document is their own and that they signed willingly.

While it is common practice for your client to sign the document in front of you at the time of the notarization, it is not necessary. Your client may sign the document before bringing it to you and declare — or acknowledge — to you that the signature on the document is theirs.

Jurats

The purpose of a jurat is for a signer to swear or affirm that the contents of a document are true. Depending on the jurisdiction, it also can be known as an affidavit or a verification on oath or affirmation.

For a jurat, the signer must personally appear before you and sign the document in your presence. You must then administer an oath or affirmation and have the signer speak aloud his or her promise that the statements in the document are true. The choice between an oath or affirmation should be made by the signer.

Administering the oath or affirmation is a vital part of performing a jurat or verification because the signer is affirming that the contents of the document are true, and he or she maybe prosecuted for perjury if the contents are not true. California requires a signer to provide proof of identity for a jurat. 

Oaths/Affirmations

In some cases, a client may simply need you to administer an oath or affirmation orally, rather than as part of a jurat​, affidavit or other written document. The purpose of administering a verbal oath or affirmation is, again, to compel a client to truthfulness.

An oath is a solemn pledge to a Supreme Being. An affirmation is a solemn pledge on the individual’s personal honor. Again, the choice should be made by the signer.

Copy Certification

copy certification confirms that a reproduction of an original document is a full, true, and accurate transcription or reproduction of the original.

Documents requiring copy certification may include: diplomas, driver’s licenses, leases, contracts, vehicle titles, Social Security cards, medical records and bills of sale.

To perform a copy certification, the person in possession of an original document (known also as the “document custodian”) takes the original document to a Notary. The Notary typically will make a photocopy of the document and complete a certificate for the copy certification to confirm that the photocopy is a true, accurate and complete copy of the original.

While copy certifications are considered a common notarial act, nearly half of the U.S. states bar Notaries from performing this type of notarization. Make sure to check your state’s guidelines to see if you may certify copies.

Of the states that do authorize this act, some stipulate that you may only certify copies of documents, not images, or other items. Other states allow Notaries to certify copies of both “records” and “items,” such as graphs, maps or images. California only allows Notaries to certify copies of powers of attorney or the Notary’s journal if requested by state officials or a court of law.

Many states, including Florida and Texas, also forbid the copy certification of vital, public documents, such as birth, death or marriage certificates. And as a general practice, the Model Notary Act (section 2-4) recommends against certifying copies of these types of documents. Certified copies of these documents may be obtained from the agency that holds the originals.

Under new laws taking effect September 1 this year in Texas and October 1 in Montana, Notaries in these two states will be allowed to certify that a physical copy of a notarized electronic record (such as a printed copy of an electronic document) is a true and correct copy.  

Signature Witnessing

Some states, such as Colorado and Pennsylvania, authorize Notaries to perform a signature witnessing. With this notarial act, you certify that the individual appearing before you is who he or she claims to be, and the signature on the record is the signature of the individual before you.

The main difference between a signature witnessing and an acknowledgment is that you witness the document being signed. The main difference between a signature witnessing and a jurat, affidavit, or verification upon oath or affirmation is that, with a signature witnessing, you do not administer an oath.

A Word About ID Before We Can Notarize Your Document(s)

Determine if ID is Acceptable for Notarization

Some states specify the types of ID a Notary may accept to identify a signer but many states leave the determination of an ID’s suitability up to the Notary. White Plains Notary is very specific on the type of ID we can accept

Acceptable Forms of Identification for White Plains Notary Services

  • New York State-issued driver’s license
  • New York State-issued identification card
  • U.S. passport issued by the U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. military ID
  • New York State & Westchester County Work ID
  • Permanent resident card, or “green card,” issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services*
  • Foreign passport*

What Makes a Witness Credible in New York?

What Is A Credible Identifying Witness?

A credible identifying witness is an individual who knows and can verify the identity of a signer.

The witness appears at the time of the notarization and takes an oath or affirmation before the Notary that the signer is who they claim to be but lacks other forms of ID. Essentially, a credible identifying witness serves as a human ID card for the signer.

Typically, an identifying witness must personally know the signer and the Notary. Texas, for example, permits the use of a single credible witness who is personally known to the Notary. However, some states, such as California and Florida, permit the use of two credible identifying witnesses who aren’t known by the Notary personally but do know the signer and present proof of their own ID (such as a driver’s license).

What If The Witness Is A Family Member?

Being related to the signer doesn’t automatically disqualify a witness, but several states have laws stating that an identifying witness must be “impartial” (Mississippi and New Mexico) or be unaffected by the transaction (HawaiiMassachusetts, Nebraska and North Carolina). Witnesses in California and Florida must swear as part of their oath that they do not have a financial interest in, nor are parties to, the underlying transaction. Depending upon the nature of the transaction, a close family member may not qualify to be a credible identifying witness.

For example, if a person asks you to notarize a document transferring ownership of a vehicle from the signer to his father, the father would not be “credible” as a witness because he stands to benefit from the transaction. However, if the father isn’t named in the title transferring the vehicle, he could serve as a witness.

How Well Should The Witness Know The Signer?

Technically, this isn’t the Notary’s call. If you personally know a credible identifying witness you may also know that the witness also knows the signer. However, you do not have a duty to investigate the relationship between a signer and witness. Your only duty is to properly administer the oath or affirmation compelling the witness to swear or affirm that he or she knows the signer. (Of course, if the witness lies in swearing to know the signer, the witness will be subject to the penalty of perjury.) 

What Kind Of ID Can I Accept From A Witness? 

Many states that allow only one credible identifying witness require the witness to be personally known by the Notary. In these states, witnesses are not required to present ID. However, in some states — such as ArizonaIowaNorth DakotaOregon and West Virginia — one witness may present an identity document.

In these states as well as the states that allow for two identifying witnesses, a witness’s ID must come from the same statutory list of acceptable IDs that applies to the signer.

In states that don’t specify a particular form of ID, you may accept the same type of ID that you would ask of any signer. 

Retirement & Nursing Homes

The following Retirement & Nursing Homes qualify for 7 day per week $49/$2stamp “Travel Fee Service” with no parking fees and no emergency service surcharges (to schedule please click here):

The Kensington White Plains
100 Maple Avenue

Martine Center for Rehabilitation
12 Tibbits Avenue

The Bristal Assisted Living
305 North Street

The Ambassador Scarsdale
9 Saxon Wood Road

White Plains Center for Nursing Care
220 West Post Road

Schedule an Appointment

The following “out of area” Retirement & Nursing Homes qualify for 7 day per week $69/$2stamp “Travel Fee Service” with no parking fees and no emergency service surcharges (to schedule please click here):

The Knolls, A Bethel Community
55 Grasslands Road in Valhala

Westchester Meadows
55 Grasslands Road in Valhala

The Fountains at Rivervue
One Rivervue Place in Tuckahoe

Want To Become A NYS Notary? Review This Practice Exam To See If You’re Ready.


1)  If a Notary refuses to notarize an affidavit presented for NY notary Mobile services.  What is the potential maximum jail sentence?

     A. One month.

     B. Three months
     C. Six months.

     D. One Year

2)  The notary certificate of a witness to the execution of a real estate conveyance is called 

      A.  Qualified resident.

      B.  Official Character

      C.  Proof certificate

      D.  None of the above

 3)  Which of the following is in the requirements to become a Notary Public in New York?

      A)  Be at least 18 years old.

      B)  No special education or common school level

      C)  Be a resident and or a qualified non-resident resident

      D)  All the above.

4)  If a Notary moves to another state but still works in NYS he/she:

     A)  Will pay an additional $15 out of state fee

     B)  No longer is qualified

     C)  Must get NY driver’s license

     D)  Still is a qualified non-resident-resident”.

5)  Which of the following are errors a notary can make that will not make the foregoing instrument get unrecorded?

    A)  If the Notary Public was purporting to be a notary but was not licensed.

    B)  If the Notary Public commission was expired.

    C)  If a New York Notary notarizes in another state.

    D)  All the above.

6)  If your neighbor you know asks you to notarize an affidavit you must?

    A)  Administer an Oath of office.

    B)  Administer an Oath & fill out the Jurat.

    C)  Require a government issued, photo identification.

    D)  Do a Protest for Non Payment certificate.

7)  What is the name of the location where the Notary notarizes something?

    A)  Protest for non-payment

    B)  Venue.

    C)  Affidavit

    D)  Mobile Notary

8)  Which of the following activities may a non-attorney Notary perform?

    A)  Explain to people what they are signing.

    B)  Make a certified original certificate on a government document photocopy.

    C)  Contracts of marriage within NY State borders.

    D)  Administer an oath of office for a military officer.

9)  What is the County Clerk fee for a certificate of Official Character?

    A)  $200

    B)  $5.00

    C)  $11.00

    D)  No charge because it’s a free service to the general public.

10)  Which of the following acts can be performed by a Notary Public on Sunday?

    A)  Certified original certificate of government doc photocopy.

    B)  Affidavit

    C)  Someone’s signature to their own will by non-attorney notary.

    D)  A contract of marriage

11)  What is every instrument in writing, except a will that transfers real estate interests?

    A)  Conveyance

    B)  Escrow

    C)  Vendor receipt

    D)  Duress

12)  Latin name for the words, “Sworn to before me this _______ day of ______”.

    A)  Pro Se

    B)  The Oath.

    C)  The Affirmation.

    D)  Jurat

13)  What is a New York State Notary Public conflict of interest?

    A)  Knowing the affiant personally.

    B)  When you like somebody.

    C)  When the document is from your company.

    D) Legal Consideration

14)  A deponent is?

    A)  One named in a will to carry out the provisions.

    B)  The testimony of a witness taken out of court under oath/affirmation.

    C)  An agreement.

    D)  Someone ordered to a hearing out of court called a deposition.

15)  What is the notary fee for a protest of non-payment?

    A)  .75 cents for the first one and .10 cents thereafter limit of 5

    B)  $25 for unlimited within 24 hrs.

    C)  $5 for the original and .50 cents per copy.

    D)  $10 with a limit of 7.

16)  What is the name of what a Notary places below the Notary signature?

    A)  Seal

    B)  Stamp

    C)  Statement of Authority

    D)  Certification 

17)  Who approves the appointment of a Notary Public?

    A)  The name appointed under and no other.

    B)   County Clerk

    C)  Secretary of State

    D)  Town judge where the Notary resides

18)  What is the fee for changing name for marriage purposes and updating the State?

   A)  The maiden name change fee $10

   B)  Free for anyone changing names for marriage purposes.

   C)  $5 to update the database.

   D)  $12 one-time fee

19)  Who must be with a bank employee to witness the terminated lease opening of a an abandoned safety deposit box?

   A)  A police officer or Sheriff.

   B)  A bank officer or employee of the lessor.

   C)  The lessee.

   D)  A Notary Public

20)  Who can translate a deed into another language to be filed in a NY County Clerk?

   A)  Translator with certificate of designation by the county judge.

   B)  Translation certified expert by Translators Society of USA.

   C)  Affidavit service magistrate.

   D)  All the above.

21)  What can happen to a notary for doing something illegal or with malfeasance?

   A)  Can be summoned to a N.Y.S. tribunal hearing for license revocation.

   B)  Can go to criminal court as a defendant.

   C)  Can be sued for $ damages in Civil court.

   D)  All the above.

22)   What do the two witnesses to a will sign?

   A)  The witness approval proof certificate.

   B)  Attestation clauses

   C)  Identity verification form

   D)  The affidavit

23)  What is Chattel?

   A) Beef stock certificates.

   B)  Personal property such as household goods or fixtures.

   C)  The Latin word for Jurat

   D)  The damages paid for wrongful Notary Public Fees charged by a Notary Public NY

24)  Who issues certificates involved in various Notary Public procedures?

   A)  The county clerks offices.

   B)  The Secretary of State’s offices.

   C)  The Notary Public.

   D)  All the above.

25)  What is an Executor

   A)  A document that verifies a Notary’s authority.

   B)  The placing of an instrument in the hands of a person as a depository.

   C)  The one named in the will to carry out the provisions of a will.

   D)  An instrument that modifies an already existing will.

26)  What is the fee charged to a person for an affidavit at the County Clerks Office?

   A)  $2.00

   B)  $2.00 for each original signature witnessed.

   C)  .75 (cents) for the first one and .10 (cents) for the second one.

   D)  Notary services are free during normal business hours.

27)  What is the maximum jail sentence for a class D Felony?

   A)  seven years

   B)  1 year.

   C)  Three years.

   D)  There is no maximum sentence.

28)  What is the maximum sentence for class A misdemeanors?

   A)  1 year.

   B)  5 years.

   C)  Probation for 3 years.

   D)  6 months in jail.

29)  What is the maximum sentence for a Class E felony?

   A)  Four years.

   B)  7 years.

   C)  3 years.

   D)  There is no limit…the judge can do what he/she decides is fair.

30)  What is the mandatory sentence for a class D felony convictions?

   A)  4 years.

   B)  seven years.

   C)  3 years.

   D)  There is no minimal sentence because the judge decides.

31)  What is the sentence for Class 2X felonies?

   A)  There is no 2X felony. 

   B)  Class D felony 2nd offense 3 to 7 years.

   C)  Class E felony ist offense 3 to 4 years.

   D)  The District attorney will decide with the judge in private.

32)  What is an Apostle?

   A)  Something certified for international use.

   B)  A Notary application.

   C)  Class D felony.

   D)  The administrator of a will appointed by the court.

33)  Where is the Notary Public Law located?

   A)  The Public Officer’s Law aka Notary Public License law

   B)  At the local library

   C)  The County Clerk’s Hearing offices

   D)  The County Clerk’s authentication office.

34)  What was completed by a County Clerk when issuing an, “Authentication Certificate” and charging a $3 fee?

   A)  Verified the voter registration.

   B)  Verified the Notary Public signature is authentic.

   C)  Certification of the Notary Court involvement.

   D)  All the above.

35)  Which of the following is, “Professional Misconduct”?

   A)  When a Notary does something while aware it is not procedurally correct.

   B)  Notarizing knowing there is a fake ID involved.

   C)  When the Notary makes a mistake and does the wrong thing.

   D)  A & B

36)  Which of the following people can hold the office of Notary Public?

   A)  A County Sheriff.

   B)  A former Commissioner of Deeds for NYC who was removed from office.

   C)  A & B above.

   D)  A convicted felon.

37)  Can a Notary who is also an officer of a corporation notarize for her own corp.?

   A)  No

   B)  Yes for employees and even fellow corporate officers.

   C)  Yes but only if she is not a party to the instrument individually or as a Co. Rep.

   D)  B & C above are both correct.

38)   Who has some limited rights to practice law as a non-attorney?

   A)  Law students after 2 semesters and have not failed bar exam 2 times.

   B)  Prevention of cruelty officers.

   C)  You practicing law for yourself only.

   D)  All the above.

39)  What is required for an indictment for perjury on an affidavit?

   A)  Affiant saying “I do” or words of like meaning after the oath is read.

   B)  Affiant nodding head yes.

   C)  Affiant putting thumb print in designated box on form.

   D)  All the above.

40)  What is “Laches”?

   A)  A device to lock a Notary logbook safely away from the public.

   B)  getting too many parking tickets.

   C)  The delay or negligence in asserting one’s rights in court.

   D)  None of the above.