Notary Services

Notary Services Available 24/7

Appointed by the Governor and Commissioned by the state of South Carolina, our professional notary service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays + available for airport or travel! 

Standard Notarial Services Include:

a notarial act where the notary certifies that, at a single
time and place, all the following occurred:

a. An individual appeared in person before the notary and presented
a record;

b. The individual was personally known to the notary or identified by
the notary through satisfactory evidence; and

c. The individual signed the record while in the physical presence of
the notary and while being personally observed signing the record
by the notary.

a notarial act that is legally equivalent to an affirmation and in whicha notary certifies that at a single time and place, all of the following
occurred:

a. An individual appeared in person before the notary;

b. The individual was personally known to the notary or identified by
the notary through satisfactory evidence; and

c. The individual made a vow of truthfulness on penalty of perjury
while invoking a deity or using a form of the word ‘swear’

a notarial act that is legally equivalent to an oath and in which
a notary certifies that at a single time and place, all of the following
occurred:

a. An individual appeared in person before the notary;

b. The individual was personally known to the notary or identified by
the notary through satisfactory evidence; and

c. The individual made a vow of truthfulness on penalty of perjury,
based on personal honor and without invoking a deity or using a
form of the word ‘swear’ occurred:

a. An individual appeared in person before the notary;

b. The individual was personally known to the notary or identified by
the notary through satisfactory evidence; and

c. The individual made a vow of truthfulness on penalty of perjury
while invoking a deity or using a form of the word ‘swear’

a. ‘Attest’ or ‘attestation’ means the completion of a certificate by a
notary who has performed a notarial act.

b. ‘Jurat’ means a notary’s certificate evidencing the administration of
an oath or affirmation.

c. ‘Notarial Certificate’ means the portion of a notarized record that
is completed by the notary, bears the notary’s signature and seal,
and states the facts attested by the notary on that record

a. ‘Attest’ or ‘attestation’ means the completion of a certificate by a
notary who has performed a notarial act.

b. ‘Jurat’ means a notary’s certificate evidencing the administration of
an oath or affirmation.

c. ‘Notarial Certificate’ means the portion of a notarized record that
is completed by the notary, bears the notary’s signature and seal,
and states the facts attested by the notary on that record.

a voluntary written statement made by a person under oath or
affirmation and then notarized. They are often used in court proceedings
and legal matters, but affidavits may be used for a variety of purposes.

a. An individual appeared in person before the notary;

b. The individual was personally known to the notary or identified by
the notary through satisfactory evidence;

c. The individual was not a party to or beneficiary of the transaction;
and

d. The individual took an oath or gave an affirmation and testified
that he or she is a subscribing witness and as such:

i. Witnessed the principal who signed the record; or

ii. Received the acknowledgement of the principal’s signature
from the principal who signed the record.

There may be situations where a notary is asked to perform a notarial act for a
principal who can only sign with a mark and not a complete signature, or who may not be able to make any mark at all. S.C. Code of Laws §26-1-90(F)-(H) provide procedures to follow in these situations.

In the case of a principal who is able to sign using a mark, the notary should use
the following procedure:

1. The mark must be made in the presence of a notary;

2. The notary writes below the mark: ‘Mark affixed by (name of signer by
mark) in presence of undersigned notary ;and

3. The notary notarizes the signature by performing an acknowledgement,
oath or affirmation, jurat, or verification or proof.
In the case of a principal who is not able to sign at all, and who designates another person to sign on his or her behalf, the notary should use the following procedure:

1. The principal must direct the designee to sign in the presence of the notary
and two witnesses who are either personally known to the notary or
identified by satisfactory evidence, and who are unaffected by the record;

2. The designee signs the principal’s name in the presence of the principal,
the notary, and the two witnesses;

3. Both witnesses sign their own names near the principal’s signature;

4. The notary writes below the principal’s signature: ‘Signature affixed by
designee in the presence of (names and addresses of principal and
witnesses)’; and

5. The notary notarizes the signature through an acknowledgement, oath or
affirmation, jurat, or verification or proof.

In the case of a principal who is not able to sign at all, and who directs the notary to sign on his or her behalf, the notary should use the following procedure:

1. The principal directs the notary to sign the record with two witnesses
present who are unaffected by the record;

2. The notary signs the principal’s name in the presence of the principal and
the witnesses;

3. Both witnesses sign their own names to the record near the principal’s
signature;

4. The notary writes below the principal’s signature: ‘Signature affixed by the
notary at the direction of (name of principal unable to sign or make a
mark) and also in the presence of (names and addresses of witnesses)’; and

5. The notary notarizes the signature through an acknowledgement, oath or
affirmation, jurat, or verification or proof.

What you should know

about our services

Legal Advice

We are not an attorney licensed to practice law in South Carolina and we are not authorized to give legal advice or accept fees for legal services.

Proof of Identity

In order for our notary to certify your signature, we must have proof of your identity. You must provide a state issued identification for us to render notarial services.

Parties Present

All parties listed must be present and sign in the presence of a notary. . You may not present an incomplete or a pre-signed document for certification from our notary.

Vital Records

We are not authorized to notarize vital records. Record keepers within the vital record agency are the only ones who are authorized to notarize vital records.

Photograph or Photocopy

We are not authorized to certify or authenticate a photograph or photocopy. However, the holder of the document may sign an affidavit certifying the authenticity of a photocopy which is then notarized.

Notarial Journal

All notarial acts are recorded electronically in our notary journal which is 256 bit encrypted and stored securely for your privacy.

Booking Our Services

Office Hours

Walk-ins are accepted during normal business hours. When services are needed outside of our normal office hours, please contact us by calling +1-347-352-0370 or Book an Appointment for scheduled weekend or holiday service!

Wedding Ceremony

Officiate Services

We are 110% LGBTQIA friendly and willing to provide officiate services for your special day!

The “Basic I Do” Ceremony is just a legal signing of your marriage license and acknowledgement of your desire to be married. This is a marriage license signing with all the formalities of a ceremony.

YOU will need to obtain your marriage and then bring it to the signing ceremony.

Each party will sign (3) copies. One copy will be provided to the couple and (2) copies will be filed with your local probate court!

We will officate your planned wedding ceremony at the location of your choosing. 

Our service location is within 20 miles of our office address. Any travel further will require a travel fee for our officiate. 

Basic I Do's

In Our Office - Walk-Ins Welcome
$ 100
00 includes filing
  • Exchange of Vows
  • Signature Certification
  • Legal Certificate Filing

Local Venue

Within 20 miles
$ 200
00
  • Official Officiant Ceremony
  • Formal Exchange of Vows
  • Legal Certificate Filing

Venue Travel

More than 20 miles
$ 250
00 + .75 cents per mile
  • Official Officiant Ceremony
  • Formal Exchange of Vows
  • Legal Certificate Filing

Use Our Sample Vows

Or Write Your Own

“Welcome family, friends, and loved ones. We are gathered here together to witness
the union of (Groom) and (Bride) in the (holy) bonds of matrimony. (Bride) and
(Groom) thank you for joining us on this day of celebration.”
“(Groom) and (Bride), please turn and face each other as you say your vows.”
(** ASK GROOM TO REPEAT THESE WORDS**)
“I, (Groom), take you, (Bride), to be my wife, to have and to hold from this day
forward, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish for all
the days of my life. This is my solemn vow.”
(** ASK BRIDE TO REPEAT THESE WORDS**)
“ I, (Bride), take you, (Groom), to be my husband, to have and to hold from this day
forward, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish for all
the days of my life. This is my solemn vow.”
“Will you, their loved ones who have gathered with them, grant them your blessings
and pledge them your love and support?”
(**PAUSE FOR ANSWER**)
(** ASK GROOM TO PLACE THE RING ON HER FINGER AND REPEAT THESE WORDS**)
“I give you this ring as a daily reminder of my love for you.”
(**ASK BRIDE TO PLACE THE RING ON HIS FINGER AND REPEAT THESE WORDS**)
“I give you this ring as a daily reminder of my love for you”
“Since you two have consented together in the presence of this company, I by the
virtue of the authority vested in me by the state of South Carolina, pronounce you
husband and wife. (Those whom God has joined together, let no man put asunder.)”
“You may kiss the Bride.”
“Ladies and gentlemen, it gives me great pleasure to introduce to you Mr. and Mrs.
(JOHN DOE).”
*Please note that the language above is only intended to serve as guidance in
conducting a marriage ceremony and that you are not required to use this particular
wording.

“Dearly beloved, we have come together today to witness the wedding ceremony of
(Partner 1) and (Partner 2). (Partner 1) and (Partner 2) thank you for being here today
and ask for your encouragement and support as they begin their marriage.
“(Partner 1) and (Partner 2), please turn and face each other as you begin your vows.”
“(Partner 1), do you take (Partner 2) to be your beloved spouse? Do you vow that you
will always support (Partner 2) in sickness and in health, in joy and in sorrow, in
poverty and in wealth, for as long as you both shall live?”
(**PAUSE FOR ANSWER**)
“(Partner 2), do you take (Partner 1) to be your beloved spouse? Do you vow that you
will always support (Partner 1) in sickness and in health, in joy and in sorrow, in
poverty and in wealth, for as long as you both shall live?”
(**PAUSE FOR ANSWER**)
“Will all of you witnessing these vows do all in your power to uphold this couple in
their marriage?”
(**PAUSE FOR ANSWER**)
(** ASK PARTNER 1 TO PLACE THE RING ON THE FINGER OF PARTNER 2 AND REPEAT
THESE WORDS**)
“In the presence of (God and) our family and friends, I (Partner 1) choose you
(Partner 2) to be my spouse. I give you this ring as a symbol of my love, faith, and
loyalty.”
(** ASK PARTNER 2 TO PLACE THE RING ON THE FINGER OF PARTNER 1 AND REPEAT
THESE WORDS**)
“In the presence of (God and) our family and friends, I (Partner 2) choose you
(Partner 1) to be my spouse. I give you this ring as a symbol of my love, faith, and
loyalty.”
“In conformity with your mutual declaration and vows, by the virtue of the authority
vested in me by the state of South Carolina, I now pronounce you married. You may
seal your vows with a kiss.”
“Ladies and gentlemen, it is my privilege to be the first to present the newlyweds,
(Partner 1) and (Partner 2)!”
*Please note that the language above is only intended to serve as guidance in
conducting a marriage ceremony and that you are not required to use this particular
wording.

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