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Frequently Asked Questions

Wilkes-Barre premiere traveling notary

  • Why are documents notarized?
    To deter identity theft and fraud. A Notary ensures that the signers of documents are who they say they are and not imposters. The Notary makes sure that signers have entered into agreements knowingly and willingly.
  • Can I come to your location? 
    Yes, we have a location that is open to the public. Our location is 100 N Wilkes Barre-Blvd, First Floor/Suite 130, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. Office hours are Monday-Friday 2 pm - 6:30 pm.
  • What is a Notarization?
    A notarization is a certificate filled out by the Notary, certifying certain facts about the signer and document. The Notary does not verify the accuracy or validity of the document.
  • What Proper ID Do you accept?
    For purposes of section 307(b)(1)(i) of the act (relating to the identification of an individual), a passport, driver’s license or government-issued non-driver identification card include: (i) A passport or passport card issued by the United States Department of State that is current and unexpired. (ii) A passport issued by a foreign government, which is current and unexpired (iii) A driver’s license or non-driver identification card issued by a state of the United States, which is current and unexpired. (iv) A driver’s license or non-driver identification card issued by a foreign government, which is current and unexpired In a language that is read, written, and understood by the notary public.
  • What are the alternate IDs that are accepted if the state ID is expired?
    Along with the expired ID, these are the "other" forms of government identification that can be accepted: (2) For purposes of section 307(b)(1)(ii) of the act, other forms of government identification may include: (i) Identification card issued by any branch of the United States Armed Forces. (ii) Inmate identification card issued by the Department of Corrections for an inmate who is currently in the custody of the Department of Corrections. (iii) Identification card issued by the United States Department of Homeland Security. (iv) Social Security card. (v) Pennsylvania state and state-related university identification card. (vi) Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Identification card
  • Which notary act is right for me?
    Sometimes the notarial wording is not found on the document you need notarized. Such as handwritten or private documents. When this happens, the signer should ask receiving agency–what type of notarization they need. The signer may also seek advice from an attorney or choose the act yourself. It may help to take a look at our Notarial Acts page.
  • How soon can you have a notary here?
    As long as we have availability, we can be there as quickly as traffic will allow. For the best results, appointments should be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. We will make every attempt to honor any scheduling requests we can, but we cannot guarantee any appointment with less than 24 hours notice. Or you can come to our office.
  • Can a notary public practice law?
    It is important to remember that a notary public is not licensed to practice law, prepare documents or provide any legal counsel. Their role is primarily that of an impartial witness to the signing of various documents and legal forms. While some attorneys are also notaries public, no one at Notary On Wheelz is a licensed attorney. As such, we cannot give legal advice of any kind.
  • Can a notary perform a marriage? 
    In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, notary publics cannot perform marriages.
  • Why are there two rate schedules?
    In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the cost of notarial acts is regulated by the PA Department of State. Separate from the notarial act, a notary public may charge an administrative or convenience fee, and in the case of mobile notaries, a travel fee, technology fee, where applicable. These administrative, convenience, and travel charges are not regulated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and as such, may vary from notary to notary.
  • Can you issue a license plate and registration?
    Notary On Wheelz is currently applying for our ability to issue plates and registrations with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. As soon as PennDOT approves us to be a “Agent” notary and provides us with the appropriate materials, we will update this section and our rates section to let you know of our ability to perform these services. We can, however, affix the notarial seal to a vehicle title, transferring ownership. You would still need to then take the title to a Full Agent to pay the taxes & get plates & registration.
  • What is the difference between an e-Notary and a Virtual Notary?
    An e-Notary which is IPEN has the ability to digitally sign and notarize documents, but all parties to the notarial act must still be physically present in the same room as the notary, and ID verification must take place in person, not on the computer. A virtual notary or “Remote Online Notary” (RON) has the ability to digitally sign and notarize documents and any or all parties to the notarial act may be elsewhere; their presence before the notary facilitated by state-sanctioned video and audio software. ID verification takes place digitally, and the parties may be anywhere in the world, as long as they are each calling in on a separate device (two people cannot appear before the RON on the same tablet, even if they are in the same room as each other). The RON must be in Pennsylvania.
  • Mobile Notary Mission?
    Mobile Notary Services that make sure your privacy is a priority. Our Mobile Notaries are trustworthy, considerate and knowledgeable in Notary services and requirements.
  • What is a mobile notary?
    A mobile Notary Public is a notary willing to travel to the location of the client in order to fulfil his or her duties. A mobile Notary Public makes the process of notarizing documents a great deal easier for individuals or corporations to procure. Hiring a mobile Notary is essential for companies looking for services such as loan signings or notarized documents outside of regular business hours or locations.
  • Why would you need a mobile notary?
    PRIVACY: Your documents are sensitive and require an environment of confidentiality. Retail stores and banks that offer notarizations do not tend to have that environment available. EXPERTISE: When the documents require formal training and/or experience. For example, Certified Notary Signing Agent status. Notaries in shipping centers and or banks may not be certified to handle loan closing documents specifically. ATMOSPHERE: Counter help generally works at an expeditious pace, due to other customers waiting for services–so there may be a feeling of being rushed. If you need additional support to get the notarization performed (such as credible witnesses or signature by mark) they may not offer that opportunity. NON-BUSINESS HOURS: Most stores and banks are closed by 5:30pm during the week and have limited hours on weekends and holidays. Mobile notaries keep extended hours of service and can assist you on evenings, weekends, and holidays. INABILITY TO TRAVEL: Maybe you don’t have transportation or are in the hospital and cannot travel to get a notarization–you need a commissioned notary to come to you, where you need the service provided.
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