A notary public
(or notary or public notary) in the common law world is a public officer constituted by law to serve the
public in non-contentious matters usually concerned with estates, deeds, powers-of-attorney, and foreign and international business. A notary's main functions are to administer oaths and affirmations, take affidavits and statutory declarations, witness and authenticate the execution of certain classes of documents, take acknowledgments of deeds and other conveyances, protest notes and bills of exchange, provide notice of foreign drafts, prepare marine or ship's protests in cases of damage, provide exemplifications and notarial copies, and perform certain other official acts depending on the jurisdiction.
A notary public is an individual issued an appointment by the Secretary of the Department of Financial Institutions to serve the public as an impartial witness, performing notarial acts as are allowed or required by law. Any United States resident 18 years of age or older who has at least the equivalent of an eighth grade education, is familiar with the duties and responsibilities of a Notary Public, and has demonstrated adherence to laws according to the Wisconsin Statutes with regard to arrests/citations/convictions, is eligible to apply for a Wisconsin Notary Public Commission.
For more information go to State of Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions
website, click 'here'
to be redirected to Notary Public Infomation page where you will find the following information:
- Notary Public Forms
- Notary Public Frequently Asked Questions
- Search Registered Notaries Public
- Notary - Apply Online
- Notary Tutorial / Exam
- Fee Chart
Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions
201 W Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703
Email: DFINotary@wisconsin.gov Phone: (608) 266-8915