Notary Public Services/Commissioners to Qualify
The Town Clerk's Office provides Notary Services as a courtesy, residents seeking these services are encouraged to call ahead and ensure we are available to assist you, 978-433-0339.
The following guidelines will be followed in the provision of Notary Services:
• Notary Services are available during the normal business hours by appointment only.
• A valid, government-issued photo identification is required of any customer seeking Notary Service.
• The document(s) CANNOT already have been signed nor dated.
• All signers must be present at the time of notarizing.
• If your document requires a witness(s), they must accompany you.
• The Notary is stating they have witnessed the document being signed
• The document must contain the appropriate Notarial Statement or Clause, or one will be stamped on the document by the Notary.
• Documents in any language other than English will not be notarized at this facility.
• Notary Service is not available for deeds, mortgages, wills, living wills, living trusts, power of attorney's, codicils or depositions. Other locations to check for notary services on these types of documents could be banks, insurance companies, UPS Stores or AAA.
• Certain public documents cannot be copied and notarized. Examples of these are birth, marriage and death certificates.
• Massachusetts law requires that a Notary and the person seeking notarization be able to communicate directly with each other.
• In accordance with Massachusetts Notarial 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 Services.
COMMISSIONERS TO QUALIFY:
If you have been appointed as a Justice of the Peace or Notary Public by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and need to take your oath of office you may come into the Pepperell Town Clerk's Office in lieu of going into the Secretary of the Commonwealth's office in Boston.
You will need to provide the Commissioners with a Commission letter or valid appointment letter. Upon receiving the Oath of Office by the Commissioners all necessary paperwork is then forwarded to the Secretary of State by our office.
Please call and make an appointment to assure that two Commissioners are present. The Town Clerk's Office can be reached at (978) 433-0339 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.