Notary Services

Notary Services

The Town Clerk's Office has notaries public who are available to notarize certain documents for $1.25 per seal. Notary services are available weekdays 8:30am-4:30pm. Please read the following before requesting notary services:

  1. A valid, government-issued photo identification is required of any individual seeking signature witnessing or signature affidavits by a notary. 
    1. Massachusetts driver’s license or non-driver's identification  
    2. Driver’s license or non-driver's ID from a foreign country or another U.S. state 
    3. U.S. passport or a foreign passport with appropriate visa stamps 
    4. An Identification card issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) - also known as a resident card or “green card.” 
  2. Bring the document(s) UNSIGNED and UNDATED when seeking notarization. 
  3. All signers must be present at the time of notarizing. 
  4. If the document requires a witness(es), he/she/they must be present. Town Clerk staff will not be witnesses
  5. The notary is merely stating that he/she/they has/have witnessed the document being signed. 
  6. The document must contain the appropriate notarial statement or clause, otherwise, one will be attached to the document by the notary. Staff notaries will not notarize any document with blank spaces, and are prohibited from helping you to prepare, complete, or understand legal documents. 
  7. Staff will not notarize documents that are written in a language that they do not read or understand. 
  8. Notary service is not available for deeds, mortgages, wills, living wills, living trusts, codicils, depositions, or other documents attesting to the signer’s state of mind. These documents are best handled at law or real estate offices. 
  9. Staff notaries are not attorneys licensed to practice law, may not give any legal advice, and may not accept fees for legal advice. 
  10. Massachusetts law requires that a notary, and the person seeking notarization, be able to communicate directly with each other. 
  11. In accordance with Massachusetts notarial law, notaries will not provide service if the individual making the request, the document, or the circumstances of the request for notary service raises any issue of authenticity, ambiguity, doubt, or uncertainty. In any of these events, the notary may, at his/her/their sole discretion, decline to provide notary service.

If the Town Clerk’s Office cannot notarize your document, the following offices offer notary services in Andover:

Bank of America
 23 Main Street
 (Customers are highly encouraged to call ahead.)

M&T Bank (formerly People's United Bank)
 16 North Main Street

TD Bank
 61 Main Street
 (Customers are highly encouraged to call ahead.)

Attorney Peter J. Caruso, Sr.
 68 Main Street
 (By appointment only)

Touchstone Closing & Escrow
 28 Main Street
 (By appointment only)

Johnson & Borenstein, LLC
 12 Chestnut Court
 (By appointment only)