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Dial (504) 522-9059 to speak with a mobile notary
or visit us at 1018 Central Ave, Suite 102, Metairie, LA 70001
What We Do
Louisiana notaries are sworn public officials appointed by the governor with consent of the senate and are given broad and far-reaching powers to draft and execute many different types of instruments having legal effect. We can prepare your document, notarize it, manage the process on or off-site, fax, ship, record the document, and digitize your paperwork. We work per item or at contract rates, invoice, and take credit card.
Is it worth the small inconvenience of following required notary procedure to protect your process and parties?
Louisiana courts rely on laws to make judgments in civil, criminal, and appeals matters requiring that the transactions and documents involved be done in proper form, authenticated, and possess solemnity for the facts. The notary imprimatur provides the judge with this absolute assurance because the notary took an oath of office that all has been done in accordance with the law. If a notarized document is challenged and found NOT to have been done according to law, the case could be dismissed or ruled against with or without damages or awards, the parties and notary could be subject to penalties, fines, and/or imprisonment, and the notary could be removed from office.
So yes, the inconvenience is worth it!
- All parties of the transaction/document must appear before the notary, be sober, not interdicted, and for most acts be 18 or over.
- All parties must have a government-issued photo ID and show it to the notary for verification.
- No sales price negotiations should be done in front of the notary.
- You may need to know your address and parish of residency and domicile, and marital history and date of changes, when it comes to acts involving immovable property.
- All parties must sign the document in front of the notary and witnesses prior to the notary’s imprimatur.
- The written date must be the current date at the time of the signing.
- You may need to bring 2 witnesses depending on the type of notarial act to be done.
- Although the Louisiana notary has been called “the common man’s lawyer” the notary cannot provide legal advice.
Typical documents requiring a notary:
A. GOVERNMENT AGENCY FORMS – Nawlins Notary & Auto Title, LLC will not only notarize forms you need to interface with government agencies but also physically manage the process between you and the agency. Most forms in government processes need to be notarized including simply sending them a bill.
- Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles – must be notarized
- Jefferson Parish – must be notarized
- City of New Orleans – must be notarized
- SPECIFIC CITY OF NEW ORLEANS FORMS
- City of New Orleans Permit and License Applications can be found here
- CPNC transfers and renewals
- CPNC new and renewal applications
- Contract of Sale
- For-hire operator permit (driver) application
- Process for Recording a Subdivision
- Renewal Driver’s Permit Application
- New alcoholic beverage permits
- Building Permit Application
- TAO affidavit
- Change of non-conforming use application
- Registry of Community Organizations Application
- Office of Supplier Diversity
- Occupational License Application
- Trade license application
- Disadvantaged business enterprise no-change affidavit
- Voluntary transfer of custody
B. BUSINESS – Nawlins Notary & Auto Title, LLC specializes in registering corporations and LLCs with the secretary of state, obtaining the IRS tax id number, drafting the initial meeting of the board, helping businesses document and store there minutes for subsequent meetings, creating resolutions and certificates of authority that grant specific duties to agents that are permitted to conduct process on behalf of the business.
- Articles of incorporation – sometimes referred to as the corporate charter.
- Corporate Resolution – Expression of a firm decision by the board of directors
- Articles of Organization – Limited liability companies can be established to conduct business for any lawful purpose, unless a more limited purpose is stated in its articles of organization.
- Certificate of Authority, LLC – the members act to give specific or general authority to a person.
- Counter Letters – Separate writing expressing the true intent of the parties rather than the intent purported to be manifested in another instrument; not binding on third parties unless recorded
- Partnership Contract – must be in writing if there are to be limited partners, and the name of the partnership must clearly represent that the partnership has limited partners.
- Statement of Authority, Unincorporated Association – an unincorporated organization, other than one created by a trust, consisting of two or more members joined by mutual consent for a common, nonprofit purpose. This allows the transfer, alienation and donation of immovable property
- Declaration of Intent to Change Domicile – A sworn declaration of intent to change domicile, when recorded in the parishes from which and to which he intends to move may be considered as evidence of intent.
- Form for marital-status-change declaration – a declaration as to whether there has been a change in the marital status of any party who is a transferor of the immovable or interest or right since he acquired it, and if so, when and in what manner the change occurred
- Matrimonial Agreement “Separate property” – A contract made by a couple intending to marry, or by a married couple, for the purpose of establishing a separate property regime or modifying the legal regime.
- Separate Property, Declaration of Acquisition of – A declaration in an act of acquisition that things are acquired with separate funds as the separate property of a spouse may be controverted by the other spouse unless he concurred in the act.
- Renunciation of right to concur – The express or tacit abandonment of a right without transferring it to another.
- Power of Attorney – allows you to appoint someone to represent you in business and financial transactions for general or specific conditions when you are unavailable.
- Act of donation – An appearer gives property or movables to another, who accepts it.
- Act of Adult Adoption – When the person to be adopted has attained the age of majority, he can be adopted without a judicial proceeding, but only if the adoptive parent is the spouse or surviving spouse of a parent of the person to be adopted.
- Limited Emancipation by Authentic Act – is the conferring of the effects of majority on a minor who has attained the age of sixteen, or who is married.
- Non-Legal Custodian, Affidavit of – allows a “non-legal custodian” to give consent for a child to receive medical or educational services for which parental consent is usually required.
- Provisional Custody by Mandate – authorizes the mandatary to make decisions with respect to the education, medical care, discipline, shelter. support, or general welfare of the child for 1 year.
- Conditional Procuration – A unilateral juridical act by which a person confers authority on another person to represent him in legal relations
- Personal Servitude – Usufruct – A right of limited duration on the property of another, Habitation – the nontransferable right of a natural person to dwell in the house of another, Right of Use – confers in favor of a person a specified use of an estate that is less than the full enjoyment conferred by a usufruct.
- Small Succession by Affidavit – Can be done with a notary by affidavit. It is he succession or the ancillary succession of a person who at any time has died leaving property in Louisiana having a gross value of seventy-five thousand dollars or less valued as of the date of death or, if the date of death occurred at least twenty-five years prior to the date of filing of a small succession affidavit.
D. MOVEABLE PROPERTY – Nawlins Notary & Auto Title, LLC can prepare a notarized title, DMV 1799 along with Power of Attorneys, Acts of Donations, Bill of Sales, Notice of Corrections, Affidavit of Vehicle non-purchase,Act of Immobilization of a Movable, etc for you to take to the DMV or arrange for an affiliate plate agency to process your transaction.
E. IMMOVABLE PROPERTY – Nawlins Notary & Auto Title, LLC can confect and notarize the following documents for your land and home including:
- Act of Private Works, Building Contract Liens – establishes a privilege on an immovable to secure obligations arising out of construction or repairs made on an immovable.
- Act of Sale – A seller and buyer agree to terms on a whole or part interest in an immovable, with express acceptance on the part of the buyer.
- Deed, Bond-for – A contract to sell real property, in which the purchase price is to be paid by the buyer to the seller in installations, and in which the seller, after payment of a stipulated sum, agrees to deliver title to the buyer
- Deed, Quitclaim – A common law term referring to a release of any rights, disputed or otherwise, a person has in immovable property
- Giving in Paymnet (DATION EN PAIEMENT) – an act in which a debtor transfers ownership of a thing to his creditor in payment of a debt
- Mortgage Cancellation – require submission of a formal “request for cancellation” with appropriate attachments
- Partition – The act of dividing real property held in common into individually owned interest
- Sale, Cash – AKA – Cash Deed, Warranty Deed; a conveyance act where by the seller (vendor) conveys the immovable in exchange for the price paid in money by the purchaser (vendee)
- Sale, Credit – A contract of sale and mortgage and must contain the components of both; the sale is owner financed
- Sale, Exchange – a contract whereby each party transfers to the other the ownership of a thing other than money.
- Sale, with the Right of Redemption – A contract of sale may agree that the seller shall have the right of redemption, which is the right to take back the thing from the buyer
- Predial servitudes – A predial servitude is a charge on a servient estate for the benefit of a dominant estate.
- Protest – a certificate of dishonor made by a notary certifying that a note, check, or other commercial paper was not satisfied when presented to the maker.
- Lease – Agreement by one party to let another party use a thing for a fixed price and term
F. COMMON MISCELLANEOUS NOTARIAL ACTS
- Acknowledgments – after-the-fact party signature acknowledgments of a prior document. Can only be done if the prior document was done in proper form.
- Act of Correction – A party to an earlier act appears to correct an error.
- Affidavits – a written statement, or declaration, made under oath before a notary or other official authorized to administer an oath, and signed by the afflant and the officer. The affiant makes the declaration or statement under oath and is therefore subject to penalties for perjury or false swearing.
- Protho-Notarial Certificate – is an attestation, usually certified under “Acts of Congress,” issued by the clerk of court in the notary’s parish of commission, establishing that a particular person is a duly appointed, commissioned and qualified nota1y public in that parish.
- Oath of office – it is either a sole1nn promise to faithfully perform the duties of a public office or of another position of fiduciary responsibility imposed by law (such as an executor), or a solemn promise that a declaration 1nade or about to be made either orally, or in writing, is the truth.