Notary Public


The Scotch Plains Public Library offers Notary Service free of charge for the benefit of the community.  The following guidelines will be followed in the provision of Notary Services:

  • The service is based on the availability of the Notary.
  • Please call ahead to ensure the Notary is available.  Service may not be available during all library hours.
  • Valid photo identification is required of any person seeking Notary service.
  • Notary service is limited to three documents per person per day.
  • Documents in any language other than English will NOT be notarized at the library.
  • In accordance with New Jersey law, Notaries are not permitted to make use of a translator to communicate with a person seeking notarization.
  • The Notary may, at his/her sole discretion, decline to provide Notary service.
  • Notary service is not available for deeds, wills, living wills, living trusts, codicils, depositions, adoptions, mortgages, or other real estate closing documents.
  • The library will not provide witnesses and witnesses may not be solicited from patrons using the library. In order to serve as a witness, the witness must personally know the person whose document is being notarized and must provide valid photo identification.