Notary Services Guidelines
The following guidelines will be followed in the provision of Notary Service at Boxborough Town Hall:
Notary Services are available during the Town Clerk’s normal business hours.
Town Clerk Hours:
Monday Evenings: 6PM-8PM
A valid, government-issued, photo identification is required of any customer seeking Notary Service.
The document(s) CANNOT already have been signed nor dated.
All signers must be present at the time of notarizing.
If your document requires witnesses, it would be helpful if you have them accompany you.
The Notary is stating they have witnessed the document being signed.
The document must contain the appropriate Notarial Statement or Clause, or one will be stamped on the document by the Notary.
Notary Service is not available for deeds, mortgages, wills not prepared by a licensed attorney, living wills, living trusts, codicils, or depositions.
Certain public documents cannot be copied and notarized.Examples of these are birth, marriage, and death certificates.
Massachusetts law requires that a Notary and the person seeking notarization be able to communicate directly with each other.
In accordance with Massachusetts 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.In this event, the Notary may, at their sole discretion, decline to provide Notary Services.
Questions and Appointments regarding Notary services please contact the Town Clerk, Liz Markiewicz, at 978-264-1727, or [email protected].