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Question for you good folks; where does one generally find a notary? It seems like an awful lot of people I meet in passing mention that they are notaries, but you can never find one when you need one. I understand banks often have them, and I can go to the Wachovia near my house if necessary, but does anyone know of a quick in-and-out notary in DC who isn't too expensive?

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minniethemoocha
Feb. 23rd, 2006 12:25 pm (UTC)
If you wander into a law office, usually the receptionist is a notary. Notaries are not supposed to charge more than $2 per document. I never charged, personally. It's not a hard thing to notarize someone, plus it's sort of fun.
fenriss
Feb. 23rd, 2006 12:40 pm (UTC)
I would come all the way out to B'burg to have you notarize me!

omg, I miss you!
minniethemoocha
Feb. 23rd, 2006 01:31 pm (UTC)
I miss you too! My notary license expired in October, but I'd get it renewed just to notarize you. :-*
_blackjack_
Feb. 23rd, 2006 05:43 pm (UTC)
omg, I miss you!

So do I.
telie13
Feb. 23rd, 2006 12:43 pm (UTC)
you live in blacksburg!

i was just writing about blacksburg!

i love that place.
telie13
Feb. 23rd, 2006 12:26 pm (UTC)
mailboxes etc or a place like that, or a bank.
telie13
Feb. 23rd, 2006 12:26 pm (UTC)
actually, usually HR people are notaries, so if your company has an HR person, ask them.
fenriss
Feb. 23rd, 2006 12:41 pm (UTC)
I'll prolly just pick a nearby bank at random. To tell the truth, I don't really wanna go to our HR folks with my application to become a licensed MT in VA...
effloresense
Feb. 23rd, 2006 12:28 pm (UTC)
When I needed one for my divorce papers I just walked into the bank, and they didn't charge me at all. Took 3 minutes.
fenriss
Feb. 23rd, 2006 12:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I'll find a nearby bank, I think.
peregrin8
Feb. 23rd, 2006 12:29 pm (UTC)
I went to a shoe repair place in Cleveland Park that had a "notary" shingle out. They might have been in the phone book. And yeah, it's about $2.
fenriss
Feb. 23rd, 2006 12:43 pm (UTC)
I would have thought, if I wandered around a business district, I'd get assaulted by notaries left and right, but I just haven't seen any such singles. Guess I'll try a bank. Thanks.
vicar
Feb. 23rd, 2006 12:30 pm (UTC)
Bank.
fenriss
Feb. 23rd, 2006 12:39 pm (UTC)
Good lord. That icon. *shudder*
boadiccea
Feb. 23rd, 2006 12:34 pm (UTC)
I know every company I've worked for has had at least one notary on staff. I'd send out an email at work, first, asking if anyone is a notary, and if you strike out, any bank near your office should have a notary.

G'luck!
fenriss
Feb. 23rd, 2006 12:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks, hon! Your office isn't too far from me, is it?
boadiccea
Feb. 23rd, 2006 12:51 pm (UTC)
Until tomorrow at 2 pm, I am at 20th between L and M.

Starting Monday, I'll be at K between 19th and 20th.

Oh, and we do have tons of notaries here, so if you just can't find anyone, let me know and I'll see if anyone's available for you to see.
boadiccea
Feb. 23rd, 2006 12:52 pm (UTC)
Er, sorry, starting Monday, that'll be K between 20th and 21st, actually. Got the mental map confused. :)
joanarkham
Feb. 23rd, 2006 12:35 pm (UTC)
Your bank should do it for free.

citizen_ken keeps joking about becoming a notary, and just showing up at events as a "sp00ky notary". He should really do it!
fenriss
Feb. 23rd, 2006 01:02 pm (UTC)
I bet he could actually make some pocket change that way! Is there a law against notarizing frivolous documents? Like, Transfer of Soul contracts, and things like that?
joanarkham
Feb. 23rd, 2006 01:07 pm (UTC)
I doubt it. People get all sorts of personal agreements notarized. The whole thing seems very 19th century to me, since the notary deosn't really look at the document or know who you are...they just check your ID and stamp your paper.
fenriss
Feb. 23rd, 2006 01:19 pm (UTC)
Holy crap! All we need to do is get him a quill pen and an inkpot with some sort of brownish-red ink, and we can set him up at horror cons or black metal shows, or something. Soul-brokering alone could be a huge seller. He could notarize minion contracts, or suicide pacts... the possibilities are endless!
jbsegal
Feb. 23rd, 2006 12:52 pm (UTC)
Sorry... wrong state.
(If VA is anything like MA, the laws regarding payment are Very Very Vague...)
fenriss
Feb. 23rd, 2006 01:04 pm (UTC)
s'okay. Thanks anyway.
smoakes777
Feb. 23rd, 2006 01:44 pm (UTC)
I realize you've already gotten fifty kazillion answers, but any kind of Mailboxes, etc. type place will have a notary.
fenriss
Feb. 23rd, 2006 01:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks, hon!
eac
Feb. 23rd, 2006 02:17 pm (UTC)
*stopping in to say*

Notarizing CMT papers! Wheee! Wheeee! Wheee!

Also, I owe you a letter. I do remember this. I have not forgotten. :)
fenriss
Feb. 23rd, 2006 03:14 pm (UTC)
Thank, hon! Yayyayay!

No rush on the letter. I've been terribly lax with my correspondence, myself. Whenever you get around to it, I'll be delighted.
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