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Mt. Olive Public Library offers Notary services free to Mt. Olive Library cardholders.
A $2.00 fee will be charged to non-cardholders.

973-691-8686   ext.112
the day you wish to come in to check for availability.

Library Notaries witness a patron signing a document or signing a sworn statement on a document.
The Library Notary documents that:

  • The signer of the document appeared before the Notary.
  • The Notary positively identified the signer; and
  • The signer both acknowledged the signature as hers or his, and that the signature was made willingly.

The following guidelines will be followed in the provision of Notary Service:

  • The person who will sign the document must be sure that the document is completely filled out, leaving no blanks other than where the customer will sign the document, before appearing before the Library Notary. Library Notaries may not notarize any document with blank spaces.
  • Notary service is on a first come first serve basis.
  • Government issue photo identification is required of any patron seeking Notary service.

and witnesses may not be solicited from other patrons of the Library.

In order to serve as a witness, the witness must be personally know the person whose document is being notarized and must be in possession of valid photo identification.

Documents in any language other than English will not be notarized.

New Jersey law requires that a Notary and the patron seeking notarization be able to communicate directly with each other. Library Notaries are not permitted to make use of a translator to communicate with a Notary service customer.

In accordance with New Jersey Notarial Law, Notaries will not provide service if the patron, document or circumstances of the request for Notary service raise any issue of authenticity, ambiguity, doubt or uncertainty for the Library. In this event, the Library Notary may, at his/her sole discretion, decline to provide Notary service.


Although the Mt Olive Public Library offers free notary public service, there are times when our notary is not in the building due to illness, vacation or other such reasons. If this is the case, here are some alternatives for finding a notary public in the area:

1. Mt Olive Township offices. The Clerk’s office at the Mt Olive Township offices offers free notary services. No appointment is necessary.

2. Visit an official court near your location. Most, if not all, courthouses have a notary on premises who can assist with legal documents.

3. Check your banking or financial institution. Finding notaries during regular business hours is generally quite simple, and some banks do not charge fees for this service if you are a bank customer.

4. Consult a law office. Even if you are not a current client, some attorney offices will offer notary services for a minimal charge. All attorneys in the state of New Jersey are notaries public.

5. Research your local notary options online. There are a number of options, depending on your immediate need and the type of document you need to have signed. The Internet can help you quickly narrow down the list of choices.

6. Use your phone book, and look up notaries public. You may need to contact several to inquire about fees and hours of operation.

7. Contact your insurance company to determine if it has a notary you can use.

8. Ask your real estate agent. The agent may have access to an in-house notary who can witness your document. The agent may also be able to recommend a reputable service.

9. Consider hiring a mobile notary. Rather than traveling to visit a notary, a mobile service will come to your location, oftentimes day or night. If you choose this option, be sure to ask about additional charges. Some mobile notaries may add a travel or convenience charge on to the normal fee.