Simsbury Public Library offers remote notary service

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In pursuance of Governor Ned Lamont’s March 30 Executive Order No. 7Q, the Simsbury Public Library is offering remote notary services by appointment, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note that you will need access to a Google Meet, webcam, microphone, and scanner to have a document notarized, and all appointments will be recorded.

To request an appointment, please email Christopher Carney, adult services librarian, at After an appointment time has been set up, you will receive a Google Meet invitation by email.

At the time of the Meet, you will need: 1) Two forms of identification, one with a photo and both with a signature; 2) Your unsigned document(s) to be notarized; 3) Proof you are physically located in the state of Connecticut with Apple Maps or Google Maps.

The notary will use Google Meet’s video function to connect with you and watch you sign the documents. After signing, you will scan and email the document(s) and your identification to the notary. The notary will then notarize documents and scan and email them back to you. The notary will close the meet after confirming that you have received the notarized documents.

In accordance with Executive Order No. Q7, the library will retain the video recording of the virtual notary appointment for 10 years.

Once the remote notary service has been performed, if you wish to have the original document notarized, you may send the signed original along with the notarized copy within 30 days of the original notarization via USPS to: Christopher Carney, Notary, Simsbury Public Library, 725 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury, CT 06070. Your original signed document will be notarized as the date originally executed and will be returned to you via USPS.

The library is not able to notarize: Wills, I-9 (USCIS Employee Verification) Forms, Prenuptial agreements, Vital records, Tax returns, Military records, Judicial Decrees, Petitions.