A Notary Public, as an independent civil servant, typically appointed by a Secretary of State. A Notary Public’s role is to authenticate the identification of signers, and to evaluate if they are aware of what the document they are signing is.

I very much dislike the term “Notary Signing Agent”, or “Signing Agent”, I’m also adverse to contracting for a Title Company or lender — That’s now how it’s “suppose” to work. A notary is not suppose to be a representative of a lender or title company. …

Nate Smith-Manley