Maine Mobile Notary Public - Signing Agent & Dedimus Justice
What Does a Mobile Notary Public
Signing Agent or Dedimus Justice Do?

A Mobile Notary Signing Agent is willing to go to homes, hospital rooms or any where it is necessary to witness the signature and to notarize documents. Notaries Public have duties and responsibilities that confer upon them the trust and faith of the public. Notaries Public are authorized to perform certain official duties that are critical to those who need them.

Historically, Notaries Public predate the Roman empire; their development coincides with that of written and recorded communication. As the ability to read and write was rare, the earliest Notaries public served primarily as scriveners to assist the illiterate. The decline of the Roman Empire saw a corresponding reduction in the volume and importance of written communication. It wasn't until the dawning of the Renaissance that Notaries Public were once again called upon to perform important societal functions. Over the centuries, many a great author, poet and historian supplemented their incomes with fees collected from the provision of literacy services

If you are considering becoming a Notary Public in Maine follow the link below to .


General Powers of a Mobile Notary Public & Signing Agent include:

  • Administration of oaths or affirmations
  • Certification of an affidavit or an acknowledgment of instruments for real estate, divorce, child custody, theft etc.
  • Certification of private documents  (a document such as a birth certificate, issued by a government agency, is not a private document).

Situations that Commonly Require Notary Public Services:

  • Loan Documents for Refinancing a home.
  • Documents for .
  • Real Estate purchases.
  • Witness signing.
  • Identification Proofing
  • Documents required for overseas travel

When you have a document requiring Mobile Notary Public Signing Agent services:

  • DO NOT pre-sign the document. The signature on the document must be witnessed by the Notary Public
  • Provide a valid (non-expired) state/government issued photo ID, plus another form of identification that matches your name and signature on the state issued photo ID.
  • There should not be any blank lines or spaces within the document.
Dedimus Justice Duties


The appointment of Dedimus Justice is unique to the state of Maine.

  • The sole duty of a Dedimus Justice, as spelled out by Title 5, M.R.S.A. Section 4 of Maine Statute, is to administer the oath of office to persons elected or appointed to any civil office except when the Constitution otherwise provides.
  • Only the Governor has the authority to swear in Maine's constitutional officers and Supreme and Superior Court Justices.
  • Dedimus Justice appointments are the only life-time appointments made by the Governor.

When you need a Dedimus Justice:

  • DO NOT pre-sign the document. The signature on the document must be witnessed by the Dedimus Justice before taking the Oath of Office
  • Provide a valid (non-expired) state/government issued photo ID, plus another form of identification that matches your name and signature on the state issued photo ID.
  • For Notaries Public, the law requires, the appointee must be sworn in within 30 days of the appointment date.
  • It is the responsibility of the appointee to return the sworn oath of office to the Secretary of State's Office with 45 days of the appointment date.
Where do you find a
Mobile Notary Public Signing Agent
in Midcoast Maine when
the banks and municipal offices are closed for the day?

Call Maine Mobile Notary Public Services.
207-542-3779
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