The Weber County Library system offers notary public services for the benefit of our patrons.
How much does it cost?
Services are provided free of charge.
How to prepare for a notarization?
Use this helpful link https://www.nationalnotary.org/resources-for/public/how-to-prepare-for-notarization to make sure your notarization goes smoothly. It will let you know what you need to bring with you.
Note: Some documents require witnesses. Review your documents ahead of time to see if you need witnesses. In most instances, the library does not have the capability to provide staff as witnesses and witnesses may not be solicited from library patrons.
Where to find a notary?
Library notaries are available during the Library's hours of operation on a first-come, first-served basis. Customers seeking notary services should call prior to their visit to ensure a notary is available.
If the library is not convenient, use this notary search https://secure.utah.gov/notary/search.html to look for a notary near you.
Is there anything else I need to know?
- A notary public is not trained or certified to practice law. Notaries are unable to determine the particular document a customer may need; select the type of notarization or certificate for a given document; prepare a document or give advice on how to fill out, draft, or complete a document; provide legal counseling or advice in a legal matter that may or may not involve a notarial act.
- Birth certificates and marriage licenses are publicly recorded documents and certified copies cannot be made by a notary. Certified copies are only available by contacting the specific government entity issuing the document (court of law, county clerk, office of vital records and statistics, etc.). You can use this site to find out where you can write for vital records: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w/index.htm.
- Utah law requires that a notary and the customer seeking notarization be able to communicate directly with each other. Library notaries are not permitted to make use of a translator to communicate with a notary service customer. The library has Spanish-speaking notaries. However, it is best to call ahead to see if one is available.
- Library notaries cannot notarize I-9 forms, nor can they provide an apostille (a form that certifies the authenticity of a document that is issued in one country to be used and considered valid in another). If you need an apostille, please visit the State of Utah, Office of the Utah Lieutenant Governor website https://authentications.utah.gov/process-from-home-page for more information.
- In accordance with Utah notarial law, notaries will not provide service if the customer, document, or circumstances of the request for notary service raise any issue of authenticity, ambiguity, doubt, or uncertainty for the notary. In this event, the library notary may, at his/her sole discretion, decline to provide notary service.
How can I become a notary for the State of Utah?
Visit the State of Utah, Office of the Utah Lieutenant Governor website https://notary.utah.gov/ for information on how to become a notary.