The West Bend Library has one official Notary Public on staff available during most business hours and some evenings and Saturdays.
We ask two things:
- Please call or email ahead before stopping by the library. We can better assist you once we know type of document that needs to be notarized.
- If your document needs to be signed by witnesses, please bring in your own if possible.
What is a Notary Public? A notary public is an individual issued an appointment by the Governor or Secretary of State to serve the public as an impartial witness, performing notarial acts as are allowed or required by law.
What exactly is a Notarization? A “notarization” is more precisely called a “notarial act”. “Notarial act” means any act that a notary public is authorized to perform, and includes taking an acknowledgement, administering an oath or affirmation, taking a verification upon oath or affirmation, witnessing or attesting a signature, certifying or attesting a copy and noting a protest of a negotiable instrument.