Notary Services / Notary Oaths

Other Notary Service Guidlines

Please keep the following in mind when making a notary appointment:
  • The document(s) CANNOT already have been signed or dated. The notary is stating that they have witnessed the document being signed.
  • All signers must be present at the time of notarization.
  • A valid, government-issued photo identification is required of all individuals seeking notary services.
  • Documents in any other language other than English will not be notarized.
  • In accordance with Massachusetts law, notaries will not provide service if the customer, document, or circumstances of the request for notary service raise any issue of authenticity, ambiguity, doubt, or uncertainty. In this event, the notary may, at his/her sole discretion, decline to provide notary service.

Notary Oaths / Oaths of Office

If you have been appointed as a Justice of the Peace, a Notary Public, or a member of a state commission or board by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and need to take your oath of office you may come into the City Clerk's office to take your oath.