Per MGL Ch. 222, documents for a real estate closing must be notarized by a Notary Public in an attorney’s office; the Belmont Town Clerk’s office Notary Public will not notarize any real estate closing documents.
If you have a document that you need to be notarized, please be certain that the document already has the necessary Massachusetts Notary Public language; if not, please add the following Notary language at the end of the document:
On this ____day of _____________________, before me, the undersigned notary public, personally appeared _______________________________________ proved to me through satisfactory evidence of identification, which were ______________________________, to be the person whose name is signed on the preceding or attached document and acknowledged to me that he signed it voluntarily for its stated purpose.
Notary Public Signature
My Commission expires _____________________
We offer Notary Public Services during routine Town Clerk’s office hours as a convenience for our residents, however we ask that you call ahead to confirm that the Notary Public is available before you come to the office. That way, should a scheduled meeting or appointment take the Notary out of the office, you won’t be disappointed. Notaries are commonly available at Banks, Legal offices, Real Estate Offices and the UPS Store.