- Staples Notary Services
- How to Use Staples Notary Services
- Notary Fees
- Additional Resources
If you’re in need of a notary, you may be wondering if Staples has you covered. We’ll answer that question and give you some tips on finding a notary near you.
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Staples Notary Services
Staples offers notary services at select locations across the United States. All notary services are performed by a licensed professional notary public. Services vary by location, but may include document witnessing, affidavit swearing, and certificate attesting.
What is a notary?
A Notary Public is a person who has been appointed and commissioned by the state to serve the public as an impartial witness in taking acknowledgments, administering oaths, and performing other acts authorized by law.
Notaries are mandated by state law and their primary function is to deter fraud. They serve an important role in many transactions including loan closings, real estate transactions, vehicle sales, and authentication of documents.
While some states allow Notaries to perform a wider range of duties, in general, they are restricted to three basic functions:
-Attesting or certifying signatures on documents
-Taking acknowledgments of signatures on documents
-Administering oaths or affirmations
What services does Staples provide?
In addition to selling stationary and other office supplies, Staples provides a variety of services for business and personal customers. These services include printing, packaging and shipping, technology services, furniture assembly, and notarization.
Staples offers print and copy services for both businesses and individuals. Services include color and black-and-white copying, digital printing, wide-format printing, binding and laminating. Customers can order online or in-store, and pickup is available in as little as 1 hour for some products.
For businesses, Staples also offers design services, direct mail marketing, promotional products, and website design and development. In addition, Staples provides technology services such as computer repairs and data recovery.
Furniture assembly is available for customers who purchase furniture from Staples. The company also offers notary public services at select locations. Notary services are free for Staples Rewards members; non-members pay a small fee.
What are the requirements for using Staples notary services?
To use Staples notary services, you must have a valid government-issued ID, such as a driver’s license, passport or state ID card. You must also sign the document in front of the notary.
How to Use Staples Notary Services
How to find a notary at Staples
Many people are not aware that you can find a notary at select Staples locations. If you need a notarized document, simply bring your documents and photo ID to the customer service desk of any participating Staples store.
A notary public is present at select times during the week to provide this service to customers. While the service is free, there is a fee for each document that needs to be Notarized.
What to bring to your notary appointment
When you go to Staples to use their notary service, be sure to bring the following items with you:
-Your photo ID
-The document you need to have notarized
-Any other supporting documents that the notary may need to see (depending on the type of document you are having notarized)
-The fee for the notary service
What to expect during your notary appointment
When you arrive at your Staples Notary appointment, please be prepared with the required government-issued photo ID listed below. Our notaries can’t notarize your document without Photo ID.
Primary Photo IDs
-Driver’s license (not expired)
-State Issued Non-Driver’s ID Card (not expired)
-U.S. Passport (not expired)
-Military ID (not expired)
Other forms of government issued IDs may be acceptable if they are current, have a photograph and a physical description. Please call ahead to ensure that the Notary can accept your form of ID.
Although notaries are available at select Staples locations, there are a few things you should know before you go. First, not all Staples locations offer this service. Second, the notary fee is $6.00 per signature, and there is a two-signature minimum.
What is the cost of notary services at Staples?
Notary services are available at all Staples® stores. The Notary Public is a sworn officer of the state who witnesses the signing of important documents and administers oaths.
The following fees are charged for notary services:
-Apostille or authentication of documents: $50 per document
-Oaths or affirmations: $10 per person
-Certified copies of documents: $5 per page
Staples also offers mobile notary services for an additional fee. Please contact your local store for more information.
What forms of payment does Staples accept?
Staples accepts several forms of payment for notary services, including cash, check, money order, and major credit cards.
What other notary services does Staples offer?
In addition to notarization, Staples also offers other services to help customers with their legal needs. These services include passport photos, faxing, photocopying, and scanning. Customers can also purchase stamps and overnight shipping supplies from Staples.
Where can I find more information about notary services?
For more information about notary services, please visit the following websites:
-The National Notary Association: https://www.nationalnotary.org/
-The American Society of Notaries: https://www.asnotary.com/
-Notary Public Underwriters: https://www.npuwebsites.com/