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Notary services are not currently available at HPL. We apologize for the inconvenience. Click here for a list of other organizations that can offer notary services. 


The fee is $5 per appointment.


Notary Services are available by appointment only. To make a Notary appointment, please call the Hartford Public Library at 860-695-6300 or email to set up an appointment.  A phone consultation is required prior to the appointment. English- and Spanish-speaking Agents are available. 


  • For Notary Services to be performed, you must provide two forms of identification; a picture ID as well as another current form of identification containing your signature. Acceptable forms of ID include:
    • A current passport from any country
    • A valid driver’s license
    • A valid state ID
    • A signed library card, credit card, debit card or work ID
    • Birth certificates and Social Security cards are not acceptable ID
  • Be sure the documents are complete and ready for signature (do not sign the document until you are in the presence of a Notary.)
  • If your document requires a witness, you must bring someone you know with you to the appointment. Library staff cannot serve as witnesses. 
  • If you need legal advice, please consult an attorney.
  • Notaries cannot certify copies of vital records such as birth, marriage and death certificates. Note that certified copies of these can be obtained from the issuing authority.
  • Notaries can refuse service at their discretion.