In some Spanish-speaking countries, a Notario Publico is a legal advisor, but in the United States, a Notary Public is not and may not give legal advice, draft legal papers, or review documents for legality.

A Notary Public in New York must be licensed by the NY State Department of State.

You can get a palm card that explains what Notaries Public can do and how they are different from Notarios Publicos. The palm card is available in English and Spanish.


Download the Notary Public Palm Card.

Check if a notary if licensed.

By Mail

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) to request a copy.

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