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Notary Public Services

Notary Services are available through the Office of the Vice President for Business and Finance, which is located on the 2nd floor of the Finance Center on West Stagg Way.  These services are provided free of charge to current Students, Staff and Faculty.

Notarizations are performed BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  To schedule an appointment, please call (209) 946-2401 or (209) 946-2345.  When scheduling your appointment, please inform the notary of the following:

  • The number of signatures to be notarized
  • The type of notarization you require *

* The notarial wording is often included in your document (acknowledgement, jurat, oath, etc.).  If it is not included, you may need to contact the document originator to determine the type of notarization required.  By law, a Notary cannot advise you of the type of notarization you need.  Also, by California law, a Notary cannot notarize any document considered a vital record, such as a birth certificate, marriage certificate, divorce decree, death certificate, etc.  

Please arrive promptly for your appointment, and have the following available for the notary:

  • Your completed but unsigned document(s) to be notarized
  • Government-issued photo identification (such as drivers license or passport)
  • Current University of the Pacific Identification Card

NOTE ABOUT I-9 FORMS:  In August 2014, the California Secretary of State's Notary Public & Special Filings Section clarified with the National Notary Association that California Notaries who are not qualified and bonded as immigration consultants under the Business and Professions Code Sections 22440-22449, may not complete or make the certification on Form I-9, even in a non-notarial capacity. The Secretary's office considers Form I-9 to be an immigration form. Any California Notary who is not an immigration consultant violates Government Code Section 8223(c).  University Notaries are NOT qualified and bonded as immigration consultants, and are therefore NOT legally able to complete or certify I-9 forms.

NOTE ABOUT LOAN DOCUMENTS: University Notaries have not received formal training as Loan Signing Agents for loan documents.