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Advantages of Becoming a Notary in Texas


A Texas notary public, as a public official, witnesses legal signatures on documents, administers oaths and affirmations, takes acknowledgments and depositions, certifies copies of nonrecordable documents, and, when permissible, protests instruments.  If you have ever considered becoming a notary public in Texas, there are several excellent reasons to do so. 

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What Are the Authorized Duties of a Notary in Texas?


A Texas notary is a public officer appointed by the Texas Secretary of State to serve the public as an impartial witness to signing of documents. Having a document notarized by a Texas notary protects the integrity of the transaction. For example, properly notarized documents can bind individuals to an agreement indefinitely,

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