Notary Public

The Daviess County Public Library (DCPL) is pleased to offer notary public services to the community as part of its ongoing commitment to providing dynamic patron services.

The notary hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Library cannot guarantee notary availability at all times.

There is no charge for notary service at the Library.

If you have questions about notary services, please call 270-684-0211.

Notary Guidelines

Notaries cannot offer legal advice or explain the meaning of a document’s content to the signer.

Notaries are not authorized to prepare or complete documents for others.

All signers of a notarized document should be present and provide the Notary with a valid, unexpired federal or state photo identification document, such as a driver’s license, military ID or passport. If the name on the photo ID does not match the name on the document, the document cannot be notarized at the Library.  Photocopies of identity documents will not be accepted.

A document must NOT be signed beforehand. Documents must be signed in the Notary’s presence.

If a witness or witnesses are required, the Library will not provide witnesses, and witnesses cannot be solicited from Library patrons or staff. To serve as a witness, the witness must personally know the individual whose document is being notarized and must be in possession of a valid photo identification.

Notaries at the Library cannot notarize photocopies of vital record documents, issued by federal or state governments, including but not limited to passports, driver’s licenses, birth/death certificates and marriage licenses.

All signers must be able to communicate directly with the Notary in a language understood by both the notary and the signer(s). Documents in any language other than English will not be notarized at the Library.

The Notaries will not provide service if a customer, document, or circumstance of the request for notary service raise any issue of authenticity, ambiguity, doubt or uncertainty for the Library. In this event, the Library notary may, at his or her sole discretion, decline to provide notary service.

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