Amenity Highlight: Notary

Amenity Highlight - Notary Services

We’ve got a notary!

What is a notary, you may ask?

Well, let me tell you all about the notary!

According to Wikipedia, “A notary is a person authorized to perform acts in legal affairs, in particular witnessing signatures on documents. The form that the notarial profession takes varies with local legal systems.” and according to, “A notary public is an officer commissioned by the Michigan Secretary of State to serve as an unbiased and impartial witness on business, public, and other documents. The most common function of the notary is to prevent fraud by attesting to the identity of a person signing a document.”

What does that mean in normal English? Well, basically a notary is a person that verifies you are the person authorized to sign a legal document, especially in a transaction that crosses state lines or where all parties cannot be in the same room together.

Some examples of folks that would use a notary:

  • Someone signing up for mail services at Office Evolution is required to sign and have notarized paperwork authoring Office Evolution to receive and distribute their mail
  • Some health care and retirement paperwork require notarized forms to be submitted when the benefits are accessed.
  • Transactions including the sale of a home or property require notarization before being submitted to government and banking agencies.

What do you need to bring to get your documents notarized?

Each state has its own requirements for what forms of identification are needed for document notarization, however, there are several forms of ID that are accepted in most states. These include:

  • ​US driver’s license
  • U.S. passport
  • Armed forces ID
  • Other government-issued ID

You must always make sure your ID is up to date in order to be considered valid for notarization.


Notary Services at Office Evolution Troy

Office Evolution Troy does charge a small fee for the use of the notary services. We also strongly encourage notary services to be scheduled in advance with as much notice as possible but is available on a walk-in or on short notice. But having a notary in the same office as you work could mean the difference between closing a deal and losing a client. As the saying goes, time kills all deals and when you need a notary, it is always great to have one close at hand.


Amenities Office Evolution Troy

More About Office Evolution Troy 

Office Evolution Troy also offers a full complement of small, medium and large private offices perfect for teams of 1-4. All reservations include access to all of our business center amenities including:

  • Staffed reception to greet your clients and guests
  • Access to conference rooms to set up larger group meetings
  • Complimentary coffee, tea, ice (the *good* ice) and water
  • Wifi Credentials at CAT 6 Data Connection
  • Secure Document Disposal
  • Copy/ Print Services*
  • Onsite Notary Services*

*Additional cost may apply

Give us a call to schedule a tour today or stop by during normal business hours, M-F, 8 AM – 5 PM! We would love to meet you, learn about your business and share a cup of coffee on us!

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Office Evolution is a locally owned and operated franchise of flexible office business centers with over 75 locations in North America. Office Evolution Troy is conveniently located at W Big Beaver Road and I-75 in the heart of downtown Troy, MI. Office Evolution Troy proudly serves the Oakland, Wayne and Macomb County areas. Office Evolution focuses on dedicated, turn key professional working solutions to give small businesses a physical center of business in today’s overwhelmingly virtual business world. Our product offering is 100% flexible and scalable from somewhere to get your mail all the way to a dedicated office, conference room space and as always, free coffee. Our goal is to help make an affordable, impactful, efficient and beautiful business center for dreamers, doers and risk takers.