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The responsibilities of an Iowa Notary Public are critical to the legal, business, financial, and real estate communities in Iowa. A Notary Public is a person commissioned by the Secretary of State to serve the public as an impartial and unbiased witness by identifying persons who come before the Notary
The most common function of the Notary is to witness and attest that a person signing a document is authentic.
Hardin County has several employees who serve as a Notary Public in the Courthouse and other county offices. There is no charge for these services.
For more detailed information, you may always refer to the notary section of the Iowa Code Chapter 9B (PDF) and rules in 721 - Chapter 43 (PDF). Notary services are extremely important, and it is necessary that a notary fully understand all of the accompanying responsibilities.