Carleton offers free notary services to students, staff, and faculty. Please contact one of the notaries below to schedule an appointment.
Common Notarial Acts
Acknowledgments, Signature Witnessings, and Jurats
For documents that require notarization, the notary will first verify your identity and determine that you are willfully signing the document. You will sign the document in front of the notary and they will complete the notary certificate. Examples: Power of Attorney forms, affidavits, absentee ballots, etc.
For certifying or attesting documents, the notary will first verify your identity and determine that you are the custodian (owner) of the presented documents. If you are able, please make a photocopy of the document and bring the original. You must bring in the original document so the notary can determine whether the photocopy is an accurate reproduction. If you are unable to make the copy, the notary will make copies of the original documents. Examples: Passports, Driver’s Licenses, I-20s, etc.
What to Bring
- Government Issued Identification or Photo ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.)
- Unsigned Documents to be notarized
- Original Document(s) and, if possible, copies of the document(s) you want to be certified (if you are requesting certified copies)
List of Campus Notaries
Leighton Hall 404
Strong House 105
Music Hall 204