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Notary Public Services

Please note that Notary Services will be temporarily suspended. We will resume offering Notary Services beginning June 1, 2014. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Billings Public Library offers free limited Notary Public services for the benefit of the residents of our community.  Notary Public Service is by appointment by only. To make an appointment please call the Library at 406-657-8258.

The following guidelines will be followed in the provision of notary service:

General Guidelines:

  • The Library does not charge a fee for Notary Public Services
  • Notary Service is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis and is not available at all times.
  • Notary Service by appointment is generally available Tuesday - Friday between 10am and 6pm and Saturday between 10am and 5pm.
  • The requestor must provide the Notary with a valid form of photo identification, such as a current driver’s license, military ID or passport. 
  • The library provides only basic Notary Public Services.  The Library is not able to notarize more than 3 documents per person per visit.
  • Documents to be notarized must be in English.
  • Montana Notary Publics are prohibited from making and certifying copies of public documents such as birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, school transcripts, FBI fingerprint cards, and other official records that are issued by state or other government officials.
  • The Library does not provide witnesses and witnesses may not be solicited from staff or customers using the Library. In order to serve as a witness, the witness must personally know the person whose document is being notarized and must be in possession of valid photo identification.
  • Notaries will not provide service if the requestor, document or circumstance of the request for Notary Public Service raises any issue of authenticity, ambiguity, doubt or uncertainty for the Library.  In this event, the Notary Public may, at his/her sole discretion, decline to provide Notary Public Service.
  • If an appointment is made with the Notary Public and the requestor does not call to cancel or does not show up for the appointment, the missed appointment will serve as the first warning to the requestor. If a second appointment is made with the Notary Public and the requestor does not call to cancel or does not show up, the requestor will be barred from receiving further Notary service from the Notary Public on staff.