Notary Public services are provided by the City Clerk. There is a fee of $5.00 per signature as allowed by State Statute. As required, when notarizing a document, the Notary must see a photo ID if the person is unknown to her. A passport, military ID or driver’s license would be an acceptable form of ID. The document should not be signed until in the presence of the Notary. If a Notary is uncomfortable with the document, she is not required to notarize it. I do not notarize wills, Power of Attorney or blank documents.
Any resident of Groton wishing to become a Notary Public may receive, from my office, an application and a Notary handbook. Once the application is completed by the applicant, it is forwarded to the Office of the Secretary of the State in Hartford with a $120.00 fee.