Mountaintop Notary Services

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Patricia Crooks, a Reliable Certified Notary Public

I have been a full-time, traveling notary public since 2005 and am available seven days a week to meet my customers' needs. I am certified, bonded, and carry $100,000 in errors and omissions insurance. I have been thoroughly background screened, and I take great pride in my professional and friendly demeanor.

I specialize in all types of general notarial acts for the general public, as well as apostille requests and site inspections. I travel throughout El Dorado, Sacramento, Amador, & Placer Counties to meet at your convenience (home, office, or public venue). Call me today for a quote to get started.

Services Include:

  • Acknowledgments
  • Adoption Documents
  • Advanced Health Care Directives
  • Affidavits
  • Business Documents
  • Certified Copy or Notarial Records
  • Certified Copy of Power of Attorney
  • Contracts
  • Deeds of Trust
  • Depositions
  • Divorce Documents
  • DMV Forms
  • Employment Verifications
  • Temporary Guardianship Agreement
  • Handgun Permits
  • Designating Beneficiary(ies) for a Retirement Account & Death Benefit
  • Family Documents
  • General Deeds
  • I-9 Verifications
  • Jail Notifications
  • Jurats
  • Legal Documents
  • Living Trusts
  • Oaths & Affirmations
  • Permission to Travel for Minor Documents
  • Personal Documents
  • Power of Attorney
  • Promissory Notes
  • Trust Documents
  • Notice of Lien, Lien Release, or Authorization to Add/Remove Name from Title
  • Promissory Note Agreements
  • Identity Theft Victim's Complaint and Affidavit
  • Vehicle Certificate of Ownership/Title Application
Signing Paper

Certified Background Screeening APN & CSA Public Notary University of Houston Seal of  California


The purpose of an acknowledgment is to ensure that the signer of a document is who they claim to be and has voluntarily signed the document. ...

In law, an acknowledgment is a declaration or avowal of one's own act, used to authenticate legal instruments, which may give the instrument legal validity, and works to prevent the recording of false instruments or fraudulent executions. Acknowledgement involves a public official, frequently a notary public.. The purpose of an acknowledgment is to ensure that the signer of a document is who they claim to be and has voluntarily signed the document. ...

Advanced Health Care Directives

In California, your living will and medical power of attorney are combined into a single form called an advance health care directive. You can use your advance directive to document your health care wishes and to name a trusted person to make health care decisions for you when you cannot make those decisions for yourself. This trusted person is referred to as your Health care agent or Health care proxy. Sign Your California Advance Directive in Front of Two Witnesses or a Notary Public. After you create your advance directive, you must sign your document and have it either signed by two witnesses or notarized. If you choose to have the document witnessed, neither of your witnesses may be: your health care agent

Trust Documents

The signing of estate planning documents, including revocable trusts, are frequently witnessed and the signatures notarized as a matter of custom. California laws do not require either for creating or amending a living trust, however it is a good idea to have the document notarized to eliminate any questions as to the veracity of the signer(s).

Permission to Travel for Minor Documents

The primary reason for consent forms are to reduce the risk of abduction or child trafficking, which has become a growing concern with travel in and out of the United States. Proper documentation not only keeps children safe, but it also prevents missing or runaway children from leaving the country.
A consent form includes:
• The child’s contact information
• Both parents contact information
• Who the child is traveling with or their travel arrangement (one parent, no parents, group travel etc.)
• The child’s destination
• To bring the document into full effect, it should be sworn and signed by a notary public or witness. Your signing details will depend on the airline and country you are traveling to. It is recommended you check their policies before signing, especially for minors traveling abroad.

Power of Attorney

In California, a power of attorney must either be acknowledged in front of a notary or signed by two witnesses. While either method of validation will work, consider doing both. By signing in front of a notary, you expel any doubt as to the validity of the principal's signature. California law allows Notaries to certify copies of powers of attorney under Section 4307 of the California Probate Code. ... If the signer presents both the original document and a copy, no less than a line-by-line comparison is required for the Notary to certify the copy.

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