Please note: Due to the current National Health Crisis, notary services in the Ashland Town Hall are temporarily suspended.
The Town Clerk's Office provides notary services to the General Public.
The cost to have a document notarized is $1.25 per signature. (Please try to have exact change)
Identification is required.
Notary services are available during normal business hours - Please call for an appointment.
*Please be advised that the Clerk's Office does NOT notarize wills, power of attorneys or any real estate documents as per the Standards of Conduct of Notaries Public and the Governor's Executive Order #455 (04-04) which advises these documents be completed by attorneys who can provide legal advice.
MITT ROMNEY GOVERNOR REVISED EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 455 (04-04)
Section 9: Prohibition Against the Unauthorized Practice of Law.
(a) A non-attorney notary public shall not assist a non-attorney in drafting, completing, selecting, or understanding a document or transaction requiring a notarial act, rendering legal advice, or otherwise engage in the practice of law.
(b) This section does not preclude a notary public who is duly qualified, trained, or experienced in a particular industry or professional field from selecting, drafting, completing, or advising on a document or certificate related to a matter within that industry or field.
(c) A notary public who is not an attorney licensed to practice law in Massachusetts, or who is not directly supervised by an attorney, shall not conduct a real estate closing and shall not act as a real estate closing agent. A notary public who is employed by a lender may notarize a document in conjunction with the closing of his or her employer's real estate loans.