frequently asked questions
What is a Mobile Notary?
A Mobile Notary is a Notary Public, as defined by Virginia Code, that travels to its clients/customers to notarize documents.
What is a Notary Signing Agent?
A Notary signing agent is hired as an independent contractor to ensure that real estate loan documents are executed by the borrower, notarized, and returned for processing on time. Completing this critical part of the loan process enables the loan to be funded.
-Source: National Notary Association
What forms of payment does LSE accept?
LSE accepts all forms of payment to include cash, checks, all major credit cards, PayPal, Cash App, Zelle, and Venmo. Payment is due at time of notarization. Customers may also secure their notary appointment with our pre-pay option via LSE store.
What are LSE's Hours of Operation for Mobile Notary Services?
LSE conducts notarizations and loan signings Monday :thru Friday from 7:30am-9:00pm. Weekend and holiday hours are by appointment only. It is best to schedule an appointment to ensure that your notarial needs are met! Click here to schedule your appointment!
How much does LSE charge for notarizations?
For General Notary Work, there is a minimum $35 travel fee plus $5 per notarization. Travel fee is based on mileage and could increase due to travel distance. For Real Estate Loan Signings, please contact LSE for pricing.
What is an electronic notarization?
Electronic notarization is a process whereby a notary affixes an electronic notary signature and seal information to an electronic document (such as a PDF or Word document). Once affixed to the electronic document, the document is rendered tamper evident such that unauthorized attempts to alter the document will be evident to relying parties.
How do I become a Mobile Notary/Notary Signing Agent?
LSE offers mentoring and business startup services for individuals who want to start their own Notary business. Contact LSE for more information at [email protected]!
What is LSE's service area?
LSE services the following cities/counties:
- Amelia County
- Brunswick County
- Chesterfield County
- Cumberland County
- Dinwiddie County
- Goochland County
- Greensville County
- Hanover County
- Henrico County
- Mecklenburg County
- Powhatan County
- Sussex County
- City of Colonial Heights
- City of Farmville
- City of Petersburg
- City of Richmond
What do if I need to have a document notarized?
If you need to have a document notarized, you need to do the following:
1. Schedule your notary appointment with LSE
2. Make sure that you have a neat, clean, unaltered version of the document
2. Have an acceptable, unexpired photo identification (i.e. driver's license, identification card, passport, military identification)
3. If witnesses are required, gather your witnesses and have them at the signing location at least 5-10 minutes prior to your appointment
4. Have a neat and accessible signing area
5. Have payment method readily available
How do I donate to C.A.M. & Friends?
LSE wants to continue to be a blessing to those in need in our community. We truly appreciate your generosity. Donations enable children to attend summer camp, purchase clothing and school supplies, participate in sports/recreational programs, and more! To donate, please email [email protected] You will be invoiced for your chosen amount.