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Who May Notarize A Warranty Deed?

New Hotline Resized 3Can a Notary who is not a lawyer notarize a Warranty Deed in the state of New York? --- J.C., New York

Yes, you may notarize a signer’s signature on a deed. There is no requirement that the notarization be done by an attorney. 

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Melissa Miklas

17 Sep 2018

Can a notary who is not a lawyer also notarize a Warranty Deed in West Virginia?

National Notary Association

17 Sep 2018

Hello. There is no requirement in West Virginia's Notary statutes that a notarization of a warranty deed be done by an attorney.


17 Sep 2018

Can a warranty deed be notorized by a notary who is not a lawyer if the warranty deed is from Texas but now the client resides in Oklahoma?

National Notary Association

25 Sep 2018

Hello. Based on what you’ve described, we think it would be best if you contacted our Hotline team by phone and provided them with a more detailed description of the situation. The NNA Hotline: 1-888-876-0827 Mon – Fri: 5:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (PT) Saturday: 5:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (PT) If you’re not an NNA Member or Hotline Subscriber, they will provide you with a one-time courtesy call.


02 Oct 2019

If a person is buying property from another individual with the transfer of warranty feeds and money, can the person that's purchasing the property, that's a notary, is it legal for the person purchasing the land notarize his own deed?

National Notary Association

03 Oct 2019

Hello. No, Notaries may not notarize their own signatures.

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