The Bristol Public Library offers notary services free of charge. A notary is usually present 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM on weekdays, but it is recommended that patrons call ahead (276-645-8781) to ensure availability.
All notarial acts require that the signer present a valid and unexpired ID from the following list:
- Virginia or Tennessee driver’s license or official nondriver’s ID
- Driver’s license or official nondriver’s ID issued by another state
- U.S. passport
- Foreign passport
- Certificate of United States Citizenship
- Certificate of Naturalization
- Permanent resident card with photograph
- U.S. military ID
I've already signed my document. Can it still be notarized?
Jurats, however, must be signed in front of the notary, after providing an unexpired, valid ID and swearing or affirming that the contents of the document are true. Jurats cannot be notarized unless signed in front of the notary and typically have wording similar to the following example:
My document requires witnesses. Can the library provide them?
My document doesn't have a section for notarization. Can it be notarized?
Can I get someone else's signature notarized that isn't with me?
No. All notarial acts require that the signer be present, and have a valid ID (see list above).
Can I get an I-9 Form completed at the library?
Can I get a certified copy of a birth/death/marriage certificate?
I need a TN notary. What state are your notaries licensed in?
Notaries at the Bristol Public Library have Virginia notary commissions. Virginia notaries are able to notarize out of state documents, but the venue listed on the document will be changed to the state that the document is being notarized in.