Notary Public

What can a Notary Public do for you?


A signer's identity is verified, and then declares that they have willingly signed a document

Signature Witnessing

Notarizing a signature to confirm that it was affixed in the notary's presence


A signer swears to, or affirms the truthfulness of, the contents of a document

Copy Certification

A Notary Public certifies or attests that a photocopy is a true copy of the original

All individual notarizations are either completed remotely online or at your home or business. Please send documents for consideration to: notary@BurkPersonal.Services

Things a Notary Public CANNOT do for you:

Choose the type of notarization a signer needs.

This is something you have to decide for yourself. If you don't feel qualified to make a decision, and you weren't told what kind of notarization you need, you should consult an attorney.

Conduct notarizations through an interpreter.

Missouri law states that the person singing must be able to communicate directly with the notary in a language both understand.

Give advice or opinions that should be given by an attorney.

For example:

  • informing you of the legal effect of your documents

  • explaining how to complete a document

  • interpreting what a law means

  • choosing the type of notarization a signer needs

Certify vital records, public records, or recorded documents.

Such records and documents are often government issued, containing information about a person’s important life events. This includes birth or death certificates, divorce decrees and marriage licenses. Such documents must be obtained from, and certified by, the issuing agencies or recorder of deeds.

Draft, or assist with creating, documents for signers.

This should be done by someone with legal qualifications. Most notably an attorney.

Do anything that shows partiality.

Notaries Public cannot take sides, and must follow all rules, therefore not discriminating on any basis. They may not proceed with notarization in situations which compromise that impartiality.