A written assurance, or official representation, which provides verification that a that a condition or requirement has or has not been met; or, that an act has or has not been done; or, that an event has taken place.
A company or organization that acts to validate the identity of an entity (such as websites, email addresses, companies, or individual persons) and bind them to cryptographic keys by issuing digital certificates.
The form on which the certificate is delivered or issued for delivery by the issuer.
Official documentation authorizing a given party to do business in a state other than their original formation state.
A copy of an official document which has been endorsed or authenticated ("affirmed to be correct") to be a true and correct copy of the original document. In most states, certified copies will include a copy certification from a notary.
A portion of the closing package that consolidates finalized details about a mortgage loan, including loan terms, estimated projected monthly payments, and closing costs.
A collection of documents that require signatures and notarizations to finalize a real estate purchase.
A signing process where signers are in different locations and join the same notary meeting from separate devices at the same time.
A situation in which an individual may be unable to perform the responsibilities of their job fairly and without bias as a result of competing personal or professional obligations.
A notarial act in which a notary is presented with a copy of a document, compares it to the original, and determines it to be a true and authentic copy of the original document.
An elected official who is responsible for the keeping of public records and the oversight of local elections.
A department within the County Clerk's office that is responsible for maintaining and recording public records and documents.
A step in the identity verificaiton process of an online notarization where the signer takes a picture of the front and back of a valid government-issued ID and uploads it to the Notarize platform. The images are then analyzed by an automated system to verify its authenticity and the results of this analysis are presented to the notary for validation.
A person who verifies the identity of a signer that cannot otherwise be properly identified. The most common use case of a credible witness for online notarizations is on behalf of a signer who does not have a U.S. Social Security Number, and therefore cannot generate KBA questions. The credible witness would personally complete KBA and credential analysis prior to validating the signer's identity before a notary.