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What Is A Notary Public?


Nov 28, 2020
What Is A Notary Public?

Notary is a profession for someone who has completed legal education who is licensed by the government to do legal matters, especially as a witness for the signing of a document. The form of a notary’s profession also varies depending on the legal system. Notary work existed in the 2-3th century ancient Roman era, at which time it was known as tabellius, scribae, or notary whose task was to record a speech.

The term notary is taken from the name of the servant, notarius, which later became a title for a fast writer or stenographer. Notary is one of the oldest branches of the legal profession in the world. Notaries are not placed in the executive, legislative and judiciary institutions. Notaries are expected to have a neutral position, so that notaries can provide legal counseling and legal action at the request of their clients. In carrying out these actions and legal counseling, notaries must also not side with their clients, because of the neutral position and true duty of a notary to prevent problems.

Notary Duties

  1. Book the letters under signature by registering in a special book (waarmerking).
  2. Validate the suitability of the photocopy with the original letter (legalized).
  3. Provide legal counseling regarding deed creation.
  4. Prepare a deed of auction minutes.
  5. Making deeds related to land.
  6. Make a copy of the original letter under the signature in the form of a copy containing the description as written in the letter concerned.
  7. Correct writing errors or typographical errors contained in the signed deed, by making an official report and providing a note about it in the original deed stating the date and number of the corrected minute, and the copy is sent to the parties.

Notary Authority

Notary have the authority to make authentic deeds regarding all actions, agreements, and stipulations required by laws and regulations and / or that those with an interest want to be stated in an authentic deed, guaranteeing the certainty of the date of making the deed, keep deeds, provide grosse, copies, and excerpts of deeds, all of which as long as the making of the deed is not assigned or excluded to other officials or other people stipulated by law.