Notary Bulletin Hotline Tip: Can I Notarize A Document In Which I'm Mentioned? By NNA Staff on September 26, 2011 in Hotline Tips I’ve been asked to notarize a document that includes my name on a list of people being authorized as representatives of the signer. Can I perform this notarization, or should I get a Notary who is not mentioned in the document to perform it? — W.H., Christiansburg, VA You should not perform this notarization because you have a direct interest in the document. Notaries in Virginia — and many states — cannot notarize any documents in which they are a party or have a direct interest. (COV 47.1-30) You will want to find an impartial Notary to complete this notarization. Confronted with a tricky notarization? Unsure how to proceed? NNA members have unlimited access to our expertly trained NNA Hotline counselors to help you with all of your notarial questions. Call (888) 876-0827, Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. PST; Saturday, 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST Email Share Leave a Comment Required * Name * Email *(for verfication purposes only) Comment * Enter the text shown in this image *(text is case sensitive)All comments are reviewed and if approved, will display.