Most commonly asked questions
A Notary Public is a public servant appointed by state government to witness the signing of important documents and administer oaths.
Documents are notarized to deter fraud and to ensure they are properly executed. An impartial witness—the notary—identifies signers in person to screen out impostors and to make sure the signer has entered into agreements knowingly and willingly.
The Maverick notary will ask to see a current driver's license or, in the case of a non-licensed co-signer, an identification document or card with a photograph, physical description and signature. An Affidavit of Identity is filled out and notarized for each signer of your documents. These affidavits are returned with your docs to be filed with the deal.
For many documents, yes. Certain affidavits, deeds and powers of attorney may not be legally binding unless they are properly notarized. Some states may require notarization of certain DMV documents or contracts. Please check with your state DMV for regulations and requirements. With other documents, no. Private entities and individuals may require notarization to strengthen the document and to protect it from fraud.
No. A notarization typically means the signer acknowledged to the notary that he or she signed the document stating the affirmation of their identity pertaining to their transaction.
Most dealerships only go after off-site or out-of-state business when the risk is minimal. Otherwise, you are playing with fire—and you will get burned. The drawbacks to off-site signings have been waiting for money to clear, lengthy contract transit times, or documents not signed correctly. In addition, you face the possibility of fraudulent transactions or money-laundering scams.
Maverick is your finance department's liaison, your eyes and ears outside the dealership. Our signers are all state-commissioned, trained and Maverick-certified to handle your transactions quickly and accurately. We also add an extra layer of security to the transaction. By streamlining off-site documentation signing and reducing the inherent risks of these transactions, you gain increased sales and profitability for your store! We are a great addition to your organization's Red-Flag Compliancy program!