Ridgefield Park Public Library offers notary public services for the benefit of the residents of our community.

The Ridgefield Park Public Library is happy to offer acknowledgment notary services by appointment only.  Call the library to schedule at 201.641.0689.  Notary service is not available thirty (30) minutes prior to the time of closing.  Acknowledgement: A notary acknowledgment is a sworn statement made by a notary public that claims a person signed a document.


  • Notary service is free for residents with a Ridgefield Park library card.

  • For non-residents, the charge for Notary service is $2.50 per notary signature, as recommended by the State of New Jersey, Department of Treasury and is limited to three (3) documents per person per day.

  • You must bring a government issued photo identification such as a New Jersey drivers license.

  • DO NOT SIGN the document before coming to the Library. The form should be filled out but not signed; you must sign in front of the notary.  Signing of the document must take place in the presence of the Notary.

  • If witnesses are required, you must bring them with you. The library will not provide witnesses, and witnesses may not be solicited from patrons using the library.  In order to serve as a witness, the witness must personally know the person whose document is being notarized and present valid ID. The Notary cannot act as a witness.

  • The Library provides only basic notary services. Notary service is not available for mortgage or real estate documents, deeds, wills, living wills, living trusts, Form I-9’s, codicils or depositions as these types of documents can require technical or legal knowledge and are beyond the scope of this basic service.

  • Notaries cannot provide legal advice or counseling in regards to documents.

  • Documents in any language other than English will not be notarized.

  • New Jersey law requires that a Notary and the patron seeking notarization be able to communicate directly with each other. Library Notaries are not permitted to make use of a translator to communicate with a Notary service customer.

  • Certain public documents cannot be copied and notarized. Examples of these are birth certificates, death certificates and marriage certificates.

  • Notaries reserve the right to decline service.

  • Notaries Public in this Library shall correctly maintain a Notary journal of all notarial acts they perform.

  • The Notary Public is not an attorney licensed to practice law and may not give legal advice about immigration or any other legal matter or accept fees for legal advice.





Revised 12/2/2021 dfagnan. Approved by the Library Board of Trustees on 11/17/2021.