A notary public is a person legally authorized by a state government to administer oaths, witness the signing of documents, and deter fraud by verifying the identity of a person who signs a document.  For these services, the notary can receive a fee from the customer, which is set by the state.

The office of a notary public is a growing profession.  There is a need for notaries in a wide variety of professions, such as: law, insurance, finance and real estate – to name a few.  A notary can work from home, rent office space, or work for an employer.  He or she can work part or full time, and can even combine notary services as a side job with another career.