A notary public is a person legally authorized by a state government to administer oaths, witness the signing of documents, and deter fraud by verifying the identity of a person who signs a document. A notary public is a person legally authorized by a state government to administer oaths, witness the signing of documents, and deter fraud by verifying the identity of a person who signs a document.

A notary public is a person legally authorized by a state government to administer oaths, witness the signing of documents deter fraud by verifying the identity of a person who signs a document.