Matt Miller Mobile Notary
Bay area Notary & Loan Signing Agent Service Provider
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Frequently Asked Quesitons

Answers to frequently asked Notary & Pricing related questions.

Frequently Asked Questions
 

NOTARY


What is a Notary Public?

A Notary Public is an official of integrity appointed by state government —typically by the secretary of state — to serve the public as an impartial witness in performing a variety of official fraud-deterrent acts related to the signing of important documents. These official acts are called notarizations, or notarial acts. Notaries are publicly commissioned as “ministerial” officials, meaning that they are expected to follow written rules without the exercise of significant personal discretion, as would otherwise be the case with a “judicial” official.
     
A Notary's duty is to screen the signers of important documents — such as property deeds, wills and powers of attorney — for their true identity, their willingness to sign without duress or intimidation, and their awareness of the contents of the document or transaction. Some notarizations also require the Notary to put the signer under an oath, declaring under penalty of perjury that the information contained in a document is true and correct.

Impartiality is the foundation of the Notary's public trust. They are duty-bound not to act in situations where they have a personal interest. The public trusts that the Notary’s screening tasks have not been corrupted by self-interest. And impartiality dictates that a Notary never refuse to serve a person due to race, nationality, religion, politics, sexual orientation or status as a non-customer.

As official representatives of the state, Notaries Public certify the proper execution of many of the life-changing documents of private citizens — whether those diverse transactions convey real estate, grant powers of attorney, establish a prenuptial agreement, or perform the multitude of other activities that enable our civil society to function.

What do you need at the time of Signing?

Please review all documents for the correct spelling of names and correct dates. Please complete all forms except signatures and notarized areas. Make sure to bring a valid identification for the signing.

What type of ID is Acceptable?

Any one of the following Valid Identifications (providing they are current) are acceptable:
• California Driver’s License
• California Identification Card
• Two credible witness’s (for a person who does not have current ID)
• Mexico Driver’s license
• US Passport
• US Military ID Card
• Inmate ID Card
• Other State Driver’s License
• Other State Identification card                      • Canada Driver’s License
• Foreign Passports stamped by USCIS

What Types of Documents do you Notarize?

• Powers of Attorney
• DMV Documents
• Personal Legal documents
• Parental Consent Letters for Travel
• Financial Documents
• Acknowledgements / Affirmations
• Wills & Trusts
• Guardianships
• Domestic Partnerships
• Health Care Directives
• Passport & Visa Authentications
• Adoption Documents
• Contracts
• Corporate Documents
• Vehicle Title Transfers
• Trusts
• Mylar Maps
• Condo Conversions
• Health Care Directives
• Estate Planning Documents
• Trust & Wealth Management
• Real Estate Documents
• Proof of Residency

What form of payment do you Accept?

We  accept all major Credit/Debit Cards, Checks, Paypal, Venmo, ApplePay and Cash.  For your convenience, we do also have invoicing accounts for companies and repeat clients.

 

LOAN SINGING


What is a Signing Agent?

A Notary Signing Agent is a Notary who has special expertise to handle and notarize loan papers. For lenders, Notary Signing Agents are the critical final link to complete the loan. A Notary Signing Agent is hired as an independent contractor to ensure that real estate loan documents are executed by the borrower, notarized and returned for processing on time. Completing this critical part of the loan process enables the loan to be funded.

What do you need at the time of Signing?

Please review all documents for the correct spelling of names and correct dates. Please complete all forms except signatures and notarized areas. Make sure to bring a valid identification for the signing.

What type of ID is Acceptable?

Any one of the following Valid Identifications (providing they are current) are acceptable:
• California Driver’s License
• California Identification Card
• Two credible witness’s (for a person who does not have current ID)
• Mexico Driver’s license
• US Passport
• US Military ID Card
• Inmate ID Card
• Other State Driver’s License
• Other State Identification card                      • Canada Driver’s License
• Foreign Passports stamped by USCIS

What can a notary signing agent do & not do?

A notary public can:
• Attest documents and certify their execution for use in the USA and abroad
•Certify Powers of Attorney, contracts, deeds, wills and numerous other legal documents
• Administer oaths for local and international documents
• Witness signatures to statutory declarations, powers of attorney, affidavits, contracts and other legal documents
• Certify copy of documents for use in the US and abroad
A notary public cannot:
• Offer legal advice, or modify any terms on a document
• Notarize blank or incomplete documents
• Notarize signatures of people who are not present

What is your service area?

We come to you at your home, office, job site or any place that is most convenient for you.   We primarily offer our coverage in and around San Francisco County.  We also commonly offer service to surrounding Bay Area Counties including San Mateo, Marin, Santa Clara, Alameda, and Contra Costa Counties.

What form of payment do you Accept?

We  accept all major Credit/Debit Cards, Checks, Paypal, Venmo, ApplePay and Cash.  For your convenience, we do also have invoicing accounts for companies and repeat clients.

How do I schedule an Appointment?

• You can call or text us at 415-448-7343
• An Appointment can be made using our online form located on the contact page.
• You can send a request via email to matt@mmmobilenotarey.net

TAX returns & E-FILING


When is the earliest I can file my taxes?

When you get your W-2, you can have your taxes prepared right away, but the IRS will not accept them before a pre-defined date.

When is the deadline to file my taxes?

The standing deadline for personal taxes is April 15. However, sometimes that date falls on a weekend or after Emancipation Day (a holiday in DC) and pushes the deadline to as late as April 18.

Why Should I E-File My Taxes?

The main reason for filing taxes electronically (e-filing) is to get your refund faster. Twenty-four hours after sending your tax return, the IRS will send you a confirmation of receipt or a rejection notice. Generally, e-filing is safer and faster than filing on paper.

How can I check the status of my refund?

The 'Where’s My Refund' tool on the IRS website provides the most up-to-date information regarding the status of your refund. This tool is updated every 24 hours.

Why is my refund less than I expected?

Many factors can contribute to why your refund is less than you expected. You have to consider the three elements that define a refund: your taxable income, the amount withheld from your paycheck for federal and state taxes, and your tax rate. If you aren’t getting as much money back try to look on the bright side – you didn’t give the IRS a zero-interest loan.   

What form of payment do you accept?

We  accept all major Credit/Debit Cards and Paypal.  For your convenience, we do also have invoicing accounts for companies and repeat clients.

 

Testimonials

 

 
Quoted me in seconds and showed up within the hour, thank you so much Matt! Friendly, prompt, well-priced - thank you!
— Quinn B. - Thumbtack
 

 
Matt Miller Mobile Notary is truly the best! great service always on time never late, kind and always happy to help. We will be a forever customer!
— Kim A. - Wells Fargo Advisors
 

 
Matt’s Notary service is top notch! Matt is kind, courteous, knowledgeable and efficient. He has helped me out in numerous high-stress last minute situations and he’s tackled everything I throw at him with true professionalism and ease. I would definitely recommend Matt Miller for traveling notary service in and around the Bay.
— Kayla E. - Google
 

 
Prompt reply. On time. Very personable and thorough. Matt Miller is first rate.
— Thomosia S. - Yelp