Notary Services

The Mammen Family Public Library offers basic notary services. Notaries serve as witness to an individual signing a document or sworn statement and nothing more. They are not attorneys and may not help patrons fill out forms or offer legal advice.


Please call the library in advance at (830)438-4864 to ensure a notary is available to meet with you. Walk-in appointments are possible, but are always based on notary availability. Notary services are not available on Sundays.


The fee for notary services is $3 per document for individuals who have an active Mammen Family Public Library card. For individuals who do not have a Mammen Family Public Library card the fee is $6 per document. The fee can be paid with cash or credit card during the notary appointment. Notary fees support library operations. 

  • Everyone who needs to sign the document must appear in person. Notaries cannot sign off on a signature unless the person signs the document at the appointment.

  • All signers must bring a valid photo ID (as described below) to the appointment to verify their identity. The library is unable to notarize using Credible Witnesses.

  • Your document must already include the notarial certificate. This means the document or form must clearly show where the notary should sign and add the notarial seal, as well as explain what the notary is acknowledging.

  • If your document requires witnesses, you must bring your own witnesses. Library staff cannot serve as witnesses or ask other library patrons to serve as witnesses.

  • Your documents must be in English.

  • The notary will need to see the entire document to notarize any section of it, so please bring every page to your appointment.

Acceptable Forms of Identification:

All signers must bring an unexpired government-issued photo ID. The following are examples of acceptable forms of identification.

  • U.S. state issued photo identification such as a driver’s license or state ID card

  • United States Passport

  • US Work Visa

  • US military photo identification

Unacceptable Forms of Identification:

The following list includes forms of identification that cannot be used to verify identity when notarizing documents.

  • Social Security cards

  • Birth certificates

  • Credit cards

  • The library is unable to notarize using Credible Witnesses

  • IDs, Visas, or Passports from countries other than the United States

Documents We Do Not Notarize:

Certain documents are best handled by legal or real estate offices; therefore, we do not notarize the following:

  • Wills, codicils, living wills or trusts

  • Documents of conveyance (transfer of title or deed)

  • Documents related to estate settlement

  • Deeds, Property, Mortgages or other real estate closing documents

  • Depositions

  • Texas notaries are not allowed to notarize or verify public record documents or photocopies of public record documents (such as passports, visas, diplomas, birth certificates, marriage certificates, etc.).

Our notaries reserve the right to refuse to notarize any document for any reason.