Power Of Attorney

White Plains Mobile Power Of Attorney service is able to have your completed forms in under an hour – including conversion to PDF – for immediate sharing with insurance and financial institutions. Whether you’re needing our service in your attorneys office, White Plains Hospital or at a rest stop off of i95 (common for truckers and out-of-State travelers) we can sometimes complete your service in 30 minutes. If your Power Of Attorney does requires a NYS gift rider, and hence 2 witnesses, we can also assist. Most completed Power Of Attorney signings can be completed with our $149 “local” rate. To get started and an exact quote on cost and timing, please use our “Contact A Notary” form or text 914-441-2444.

Apostille Service in White Plains

Our Apostille service is only $149 in White Plains and the surrounding communities. The service includes pick up of your documents, delivery to the White Plains county clerk for certification and forwarding to the department of state in Albany. The only additional fee would be if there is an election for FedEx or courier service. The DOS in Albany will mail your Apostille documents directly to you usually within two days.

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.

You may also begin this process by either texting or WhatsApp your name, address, email and document type to (914)441-2444.
No dashes or symbols - example: 9145551212
Please enter your email, so we can follow up with you.
Texting works best for faster scheduling.
We can not accept expired ID or documents without photos such as birth certificates or social security cards.
Please use this section to indicate whether anyone has a “special condition” or has a compromised immune system.
Fees are based on distance and in addition to $2.00 for each notarization or jurat. * Westchester County Airport, Pepsi,Co, Morgan Stanley, etc., require outdoor signings while indoors signing require parking and additional surcharges,
Please note that loan documents or signings that require in excess of 15 minutes require a separate quote. If we are laser-printing your documents, please remember to indicate how many pages and whether or not you would like front and back printing. Front & back printing is considered a single page and can result in significant savings (cost + environment). Important: We do not print legal size - please respect the environment.
We can laser print and prepare your docs for expedited processing for $9.95 (first page) and .99 for each additional. We can also convert your finished docs to PDF format and forward to a third party.

White Plains Notary is an “Essential Service”.


We are currently taking every precaution to safeguard the safety of our notaries and customers within White Plains. Please advise us beforehand if you or a family member requires special consideration when we arrive for the signing. To minimize unnecessary exposure we can print and notarize your docs so when we arrive all we require is a copy of your identification before you sign your copies. This process is quick and safe for all parties.

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):

NEW! Wegmans
Harrison (but billed at $49 White Plains rate)
106 Corporate Drive
Harrison, NY 10604

Dunkin Donuts
50 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601

The Ritz Carlton – Temporarily Closed
3 Renaissance Square
White Plains, NY 10601

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
(Hartsdale but billed at $49 White Plains rate)
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

Our $69 Signing Service includes:

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.

2020 Fee Schedule for Standard & 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 in White Plains only: $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. Travel fees outside of White Plains begin at $69

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 $9.95 first page and .99 each additional page or “side”.
This is the fee to print the contract or paperwork.

Scan to PDF & e-Transfer Fees $9.95 first page and .49 each additional page or “side”.
Our fee to scan the docs, convert to PDF and email, Dropbox, etc. to you or 3rd party.

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