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Notary Public

The Hillsboro City Library offers free notary public services during regular business hours. This service is subject to the availability of the library's Notary. Please call ahead at (254) 582-7385 to ensure the Notary is available. 


Please note that all library staff, including the Notary Public, are prohibited from helping you to prepare, complete or understand legal documents. The legal resources provided below are intended for informational purposes only. If you need legal advice, please consult an attorney.

Be prepared before you arrive


Bring all documents needing notarization. Documents should be complete, ready for signature and include a notarial certificate of acknowledgement. A Notary Public cannot determine type of notarial certificate. This must be selected by the document maker. 

What is a notary public

According to the Texas Secretary of State website, a notary public is a public servant and officer of the state commissioned by the Texas Secretary of State. A notary public's primary duty is to serve as a disinterested party in authenticating the acts of a signing party. 

Notary Public Search

Use this link to the Texas Secretary of State's website to search for active Notary Publics in the State of Texas. 


Bring a current and valid, government issued photo ID for all individuals who are seeking notary services.

Person(s) Present for Notarization

Any person(s) whose name(s) appear on documents must be present in order for the Notary service to be performed. Please do not request that we deviate from this important requirement. 

Texas Notary Public vs. Mexico Notario publico

  • A notary public is not a notario or notario público.

  • A notary public is not authorized to practice law.

  • A notary public may not give legal advice or prepare legal documents.

  • A notary public may not charge a fee for preparation of immigration documents or represent someone in immigration matters.

  • More information on this can be found on the Texas Secretary of State Website.

Legal Resources

The State Law Library serves the legal research needs of the Texas Supreme Court, the Court of Criminal Appeals, the Office of the Attorney General, other state agencies and commissions, and the citizens of the state.

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