Clinton Public Library provides a notary service at the main library location during most hours of service. There is a charge of

$5 per document. To inquire whether a notary is available, please call ahead to (563) 242-8441. Please be aware of the following guidelines for notary service:

  • Please bring a photo identification, such as a valid Driver's License, with you.

  • Please do NOT sign the document ahead of time; it MUST be signed in front of the notary.

  • If more than one person must sign the document, they must ALL be present at the time of notarization.

  • A limit of five (5) items per person per day.

  • Clinton Public Library public notaries follow all regulations established by the Code of Iowa, Chapter 77.

For your information: A notary only verifies the signer's identity and that the signature was made willingly and freely.


Notarization does NOT:

  • Prove a document to be true or accurate.

  • Legalize or validate a document.

  • Notarize I-9 forms.

  • Prove a statement under oath/affirmation is true.

  • Public notaries are NOT legal professionals; please do not ask them legal questions or for legal advice.

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