This post was updated May 2022.
When a business matter requires a notary, you don’t have to leave Wellesley to find one. There are plenty of places in town ready and willing to help out including the Wellesley Library and Town Hall.
A notary serves as a third-party witness to not only verify the signature of a legal document, but to attest to the fact that all parties who signed did so willingly and under their own power and that the signatures are authentic. When getting something notarized, make sure you bring identification such as:
- State-issued driver’s license.
- State-issued identification card.
- U.S. military identification card.
- Resident alien identification card (green card)
- U.S. passport.
Here are some places in Wellesley where you can get documents notarized:
The Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington St.
The Wellesley Free Library now offers notary services available by appointment, subject to the availability of the notary. To make an appointment or for more information, email [email protected] or call the library at 781-235-1610 x. 1117
Note: they generally can’t notarize for real estate purposes. When you contact them, spell out what you need to spare yourself an unnecessary trip.
The Town Clerk’s office, Town Hall, 525 Washington St.
The Town Clerk’s office also provides notary public services at no charge. Please call in advance to be sure a notary will be available for you. 781-431-1019 ext. 2219.
Wellesley notaries, if you don’t see yourself on this list, please email us at [email protected] for inclusion.
Wellesley Bank locations
Almost all the many, many full-service banks in Wellesley have a notary on staff during banking hours. Some banks are very casual about the service and will help you out whether or not you have an account. Others prefer to notarize only for their account holders. In general, banks can handle anything that needs to be notarized. Just let them know ahead of time if you need two witnesses because if the bank is busy, they won’t be able to pull tellers out from behind the counter without advance warning.
Here are Wellesley banks, real estate agents, and an on-line resource that offer notary services:
Bank of America
35 Washington St.
342 Washington St.
185 Linden St.
336 Washington St.
5 Washington St.
448 Washington St.
197 Linden St.
29 Washington St.
100 Worcester St.
258 Washington St.
9 Central St.
182 Linden St.
390 Washington St.
First Republic Bank
284 Washington St.
Middlesex Savings Bank
278 Washington St.
458 Washington St.
People’s United Bank
200 Linden St.
277 Linden St.
999 Worcester St.
84 Central St.
Real estate agent
Bobby Morgenstern of Advisors Living let us know, “”I am a notary and keep my stamp and seal in my car. I am happy to offer free notary service to the public in the area. Happy to be of service anytime.”
180 Linden Street, Wellesley MA 02482
Online notary service
People are more often turning to online notary services such as notarize.com. Here’s a link to their FAQ page, which covers questions you may have about validity.