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NOTARY SERVICES GUIDELINES

Please note that Notary Services will be unavailable April 25-30, 2024.

The Town Clerk’s office provides Notary services by appointment (or chance) as a courtesy.  Residents seeking Notary Services should call or email the Town Clerk’s office prior to their visit to ensure that the Notary is available. There is no fee, though donations to WISSH are most appreciated. WISSH assists Wenham residents in need of temporary financial or social service assistance.

To schedule a Notary appointment, please contact the Town Clerk at 978-468-5520 x1 or email townclerk@wenhamma.gov

The following guidelines will be followed in the provision of Notary Service:

  • Notary Services are available during the normal business hours
  • Notary Service is provided on a first-come, first service basis
  • A valid, government-issued photo identification is required of any customer seeking Notary Service
  • The document(s) CANNOT already have been signed nor dated
  • All signers must be present at the time of notarizing
  • The Notary is stating they have witnessed the document being signed
  • The document must contain the appropriate Notarial Statement or Clause, or one will be stamped on the document by the Notary
  • Documents in any language other than English will not be notarized at this facility
  • Notary Service is not available for deeds, mortgages, wills, living wills, living trusts, codicils or depositions
  • Certain public documents cannot be copied and notarized, including birth, marriage, and death certificates
  • Massachusetts law requires that a Notary and the person seeking notarization be able to communicate directly with each other
  • In accordance with Massachusetts Notarial Law, Notaries will not provide service if the customer, document or circumstances of the request for Notary Service raise any issue of authenticity, ambiguity, doubt or uncertainty. In this event, the Notary may, at his/her sole discretion, decline to provide Notary Service

To schedule an appointment, please contact the Town Clerk at 978-468-5520 x1 or email townclerk@wenhamma.gov

What is WISSH?
Wenham Issues of Social Services Help is a Committee approved by the Wenham Select Board to assist them in serving Wenham residents in need of temporary financial or social service assistance. No town monies are used, WISSH functions on donations from both residents and businesses. The mission of WISSH is to identify the social-service needs of Wenham residents and to coordinate and implement appropriate immediate unmet financial assistance to those in need.

How can I contribute to WISSH?
Contributions by check can be made out to: Wenham Issues of Social Services Help c/o Wenham Town Hall, 138 Main Street, Wenham, MA 01984. 

 

Town Hall Hours

Monday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Wednesday & Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Friday Closed

Contact Town Hall

Phone: 978-468-5520

Fax: 978-468-8014

138 Main Street

Wenham, MA 01984

 

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