My Clients Are Local, Individuals, Businesses, Banks, Mortgage & Title Companies, Law Offices, Non-Profits, and National Signing Services
I’m happy to provide professional Notary Public services to you and your clients!
Below you will find some information about me as well as my basic Terms of Service and Payment Policy
What You Can Expect
Professional & Reputable Service
As a business and legal profession service provider since 1980, I know the importance of each transaction.
As a Realtor, the buyer, seller, and all of the professionals who are part of the process are top of mind.
I understand that there are a lot of people and companies who are affected in the closing process, as well as other notary purposes.
Employment-related Notary and Witnessing are handled with diligence and care.
My 40+ years of investigative and consulting services mean that I understand the need to fulfill the requirements of the law as well as providing services that companies and employees can rely upon.
Attention to detail is key to all of my services!
Suitable Identification is Required
The first thing I'll do when we meet is check the identification of all parties who are signing the documents(s).
I'll need either of the following as proper identification...
a. At least one current document issued by a federal, state, or federal or state-recognized tribal government agency bearing the photographic image of the individual’s face and either the signature or a physical description of the individual.
b. The oath or affirmation of one credible witness who personally knows the individual seeking to be identified.
Acceptable Forms of Identification for Notary Services
State-issued driver's license
State-issued identification card
U.S. passport issued by the U.S. Department of State
U.S. military ID
State, county and local government IDs
Permanent resident card, or "green card," issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Signing Fee and Travel Charges
$5 per signature
$25-$50 for travel within Buncombe & Henderson Counties*
$15 for travel to non-profits and houses of worship in metro areas
Photocopies...$0.50 per page
Rush and Go Now Services may be additional. Please ask for quote.
Shipping...Paid By Client
Please ask for quote for further distances.
Additional time and mileage for remote areas.
All fees paid in advance prior to travel by credit card.
Fees are non-refundable.
Corporate accounts are welcome. Net 10 days.
*Some locations in further out areas or up mountains may require additional fees or meeting in more accessible locations. I use locations such as coffee shops, Barnes & Noble, Whole Foods or Ingles, and hotels for your convenience and to save money on traveling to outlying areas.
Payment For Services
Card's Billing Zip Code
3 or 4 Digit Security Number
Expiration Date of Card
Types of Notarial Acts
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. Alan's Note: This is not a preferred practice. Please prepare to sign the document in front of me whenever possible.
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 may be prosecuted for perjury if the contents are not true.
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.
Provided by the National Notary Association
North Carolina Notarial Certificates
Diversified Business & Personal Consulting
Experienced Collaborative Professional Effective
Helping People Solve Problems Since 1981
Licensed in North Carolina as both a Notary Public and an Electronic Notary Public. Alan has been a Notary Public for over 30 years, previously holding commissions in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
North Carolina Licensed Notary Public
North Carolina Licensed eNotary Public
National Notary Association Certified Notary Signing Agent
Pavaso Certified Mobile eNotary
Bonded & Insured Through Merchants Bonding Company