I’m selling my vehicle, it needs to be notarized, what do I do?
When an individual decides to sell a vehicle there are several steps to complete this process. First the seller needs to have a buyer for the vehicle (or the vehicle may be given as a gift), the vehicle registration should be left blank until meeting with the notary. Proper ID (such as driver license) must be presented. The buyer does not need to be present for the form to be completed and notarized, however the seller must have the name and address of the buyer which will need added to the form. The buyer must complete the top portion of the form but prior to signing, must be given an oath. Final step, the notary will complete their appropriate section sign, date and stamp the form.
What does a notarization entail? As your Notary, I will need to assure that a document is authentic (so proper ID will be required), the signature(s) is/are genuine, that its signer(s) acted without duress or intimidation and that the signer understands what he/she is signing. Some notarization's also require that as the Notary the signer may need to take an oath, declaring under penalty of perjury that the information contained in a document is true and correct.
What is considered proper forms of ID? Before I can notarize your document(s) I will need to ensure proper ID for your protection and to prevent fraud. Proper ID: a photo ID such as a state driver’s license/state ID card, US or foreign passport, Resident Alien ID, US military ID or an employment ID. All ID’s must be current, unexpired.