Last Updated: Aug 29, 2018     Views: 8119

Notary services are available at the library’s Essex Branch seven days a week during business hours—no appointment necessary. 

How It Works

All full-time Essex Branch employees are trained notaries public and can witness the signing of legal documents such as wills, deeds or powers of attorney.

Notaries screen the signers of documents for their:

  • True identity
  • Willingness to sign without duress or intimidation
  • Awareness of the contents of the document or transaction

What to Bring

Customers must bring a valid, current photo ID, and all signers must be present at signing. No documents should be signed before visiting the branch.

The cost is $3 per signature, and payment can be made by cash or credit.

For more information, contact the Essex Branch.

The following websites may also assist you in finding a notary.

Maryland Mobile Notary Association (
Internet directory of certified notaries public serving Maryland and the District of Columbia. Search by city, county or Zip Code.

Maryland Notary Public Database ( offered by Maryland Office of the Secretary of State's Notary Division
Search by person's first name, last name, and county.

Notary Rotary - Find a Notary ( )
Search by for a notary by zip code, county or state to find a notary in you area. Other features include add a name to the directory of notaries and find information such as how to become a notary.