Functions of a Notary

Functions of a Notary

A Notary Public is empowered by law and by custom and usage of notaries through the ages to

  • Administer Oaths
  • Attest Signatures
  • Authenticate Documents
  • Give Notarial Acts
  • Take Affidavits (though not for use in the courts in Ireland)

  • Take Affirmations and Declarations
  • Receive and Make Protests under Mercantile Law, and issue notarial certificates in respect of documents and persons.
  • Draw up Powers of Attorney and other legal documents customarily prepared by Notaries Public

The acts of Notaries Public have worldwide recognition.