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We live and work local, we are not an out of state company!
Contact James at (six two six) 840-2273
by email James Wiseman Notary Public
Contact Jon at (three two three)428-7687
by email Jon Southwell Notary Public

The Traveling Notary
Have Seal - Will Travel

James' commission expires November 23, 2018 ////////// Jon's commission expires September 11, 2021

Who we are and What we do
Hello, my name is James Wiseman, and I am the owner of the traveling notary.
I have worked as a traveling notary public for over 8 years in Pasadena,California and now I have a new notary , Jon Southwell, working with me in the Burbank / Glendale area offering local services and local fees to that area the same as I do for Pasadena.
Who We Are
We are state commissioned public officer's Licensed, Bonded and Insured to work in the state of California which means a professional of verified integrity appointed by the government.
A public officer for the State of California who acts as an impartial unbiased witness.
What We Do
We administer oaths, certify documents and other duties when a notary signature is required by law or for any document you want to have notarized like a bill of sale or a contract.
I specialize in Trust documents, Power Of Attorney(P.O.A.), HIPAA waiver (The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), Advance Health Care Directive, Parental consent to travel for a minor, Subordination, Non-Disturbance, and Attornment Agreements(SNDA) for commercial properties, completing Loan Documents, and more.
I have completed hundreds of trust documents for attorneys all over Los Angeles county from the beach to the desert and every city in between almost. I have meet with clients at their office no matter where it is, a high rise a low rise, a construction site, a house, on a set or sound stage, even in restaurants. We will go where ever you need us to go for the benefit of your client and rest assured
I will never charge you more just for going to a hospital. The travel fee is based on distance not whether or not someone is in a desperate situation.
We have traveled to commercial properties to get the required amount of SNDA signatures even when there are 100's of tenants and multiple buildings. We have the power to administer oaths or affirmations such as swear you in and confirm your identity for Telephonic Hearing depositions from other states and Proctor services.
We have even sat in and recorded secret ballots for corporations as an impartial third party.
We are hired by attorneys, banks, mortgage companies, title companies, and directly by home owners to help complete loan documents.
We work in two capacities when it comes to a loan signing.
First as a notary public and secondly as a loan signing agent. We make sure every page in the loan documents are done correctly as a loan signing agent before being returned, which means initials and signatures even if they are not notarized.
We also notarize every signature on the documents that are required and complete the signing so your loan closes.
We take our time with you the signer, so that you are happy and at ease without feeling rushed because we know that this could be one of the biggest investments in your life.

If you need an Apostille or state certification and your documents notarized or if you just need Apostille or Certification Service we can take care of that and who better to trust with documents going to the Secretary of State than a Notary Public hired by them. Why let a company not even from California handle your important documents that require California verification!
Why mail your documents in and hope they are done correctly? I am at the Secretary Of State's office every week filing Apostilles and Certifications and I know if your document is done correctly before going.
To find out more please go to the Apostille Service page for all prices and questions you may have regarding what an Apostille or state certification is.

Refer to Common Questions for more information as to the types of documents we sign that I did not list here but mainly, if it asks for you to have a notary signature or they say you need a notary present we can sign it, or witness it.
You will be surprised it is really not that expensive and we fight traffic so you do not have to!
The best thing about our service is no matter what service you need
We come to you.
so you do not have to worry about getting a baby sitter, taking extra time off work or leaving early because of traffic, trying to get someone with limited mobility from their home, assisted living or nursing facility.

We come to you so there is no rushing to get to an office before it closes or worrying about it not getting done that day. We can meet you in your office during regular hours or during your lunch or at a break. We can also meet during those times discretely near your work so you never have to leave or go far, maybe at a coffee shop, or an outside patio.
We come to you or meet you at your doctor's office, your attorneys, your in laws house, or where ever you need so you have less to stress over.
We come to you and go for you when you need to get an Apostille from the State and you do not have the time, you do not want the hassle, or you don't want to worry about your foreign documents getting handled correctly.
Who needs extra Stress!
When hired as a Notary Public we make sure you feel comfortable and by our having confidence in knowing how to do our job, you can relax without feeling pressured. We do not rush you during your signing so you do not have to worry about the next person in line or if we have to go to another appointment.
When you hire us as a Loan Signing Agent you will not have to worry about incomplete documents preventing a closing.
I believe that purchasing a home is a big deal and no one should feel rushed even when time is an issue so we make sure the job is done correctly the first time without wasting time. We are there to help your client feel relaxed and at ease about what they are signing and you can relax because we are not learning the ropes with your clients loan docs, I know what I am doing and I made sure my fellow notary does as well.
My goal is to help you and your client close the deal with ease and confidence in a timely manner which is why I do not overlap our schedules to squeeze in one more client.
Why choose to do business with me?
  • I have been working as Notary Public for over 7 years and know what I am doing and I make sure my fellow notary Jon does as well. I did not just help him get his license and say good luck like some bigger companies do, he works with me and for my business success and his.
  • We do not charge crazy fees like there is no one else as good, I charge a fair and honest wage.
  • We take this job very serious no matter who the client is or how "famous" they may be.
  • We refuse to charge you more because you need me to come to a hospital! We both find this to be a despicable act when notaries do this and I ask you to report them to the Secretary of State for being an untrustworthy representative of the state.
  • I have worked for most of the attorneys in Pasadena and nearby area's and I have earned their trust by being honest, professional, and on time. They have sent me all over Los Angeles and now with another notary working with me we can cover even more territory without charging extra.
  • I have had many attorneys from Los Angeles, Beverly hills and Hollywood use me for their high profile clients because I take my job seriously and consider every clients privacy, respect and time a priority.
  • We do not charge crazy travel fees to local attorneys and business and have reduced fees for all repeat customers.
  • We perform loan signing's at a reasonable rate because we are our own boss and we live and work in the area. We do not live in another state or work for a corporation who then has to try and find a signer for you.
  • The fees for a loan document signing are based on document size, travel time-(distance), and document printing not how we are feeling that day or what you do for a living.
  • We are patient which helps you relax because we believe your time as well as ours is valuable.
  • Your foot is broke, your back hurts, you have limited mobility, you have a new born, your hair is a mess, or maybe just maybe, you are just tired and do not want to leave the comfort of your house one more time that day.
  • You cannot handle rushing around to some place just to wait in a line after taking a number and to be treated like you are just the next number.
  • I have never had a complaint, dissatisfied client or rejected closing and I plan on helping my fellow notary working with me to achieve the same goal.

Please call to schedule a notary, trust signing or loan signing at a local reduced rate
James (626)840-2273
I have a few local locations where you can come to me for reduced rates depending on where I am and the time of day.
One in East Pasadena, West Pasadena, and also in Sierra Madre.
I can meet you at any local location if it is more convenient for you or maybe because you are visiting the area. My regular hours are between 9:00am to 6:00pm but I do make appointments before and after these hours depending on the hour and location. I do not have an office location available to me after 5:00 in Pasadena so travel appointment's only after this time, and no reduced location fees after 6 pm..
Jon (323) 428-7687
My regular hours are between 9:00am to 6:00pm also and I do make appointments before and after these hours depending on the hour and location. I also have some local locations I can meet people at when it is more convenient for you, your office does not allow visitors, or maybe because you are just visiting the area.
Our local areas
Pasadena, South Pasadena, Altadena, Sierra Madre, Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Garvanza,
Monrovia, Montrose, La Canada, Temple City, Alhambra,
Glendale, Burbank, Studio City, Toluca lake, North Hollywood, Hollywood, Valley Village, and more.
We travel to any city even those outside our local area so please feel free to call and ask if you are unsure if it is going to be in the local area price range.
Travel Fees For Notary Services Only Prices For Loan Signing Services
Within local area
Ranging from $10.00
up to $30.00
inquire for other areas$35.00-$50.00
A Local Area Signing Starting at $110
up to $200
Out Of My Local AreaStarts at $150 and goes up.
Apostille and state certification prices start at $145.00 and are all inclusive.
Please go here to our Apostlle page for more answers.

Telephonic Hearing depositions have different state fees than notary fees.
Government code 8211.
(c) For all services rendered in connection with the taking of any deposition, the sum of twenty dollars ($20), and in addition thereto, the sum of five dollars ($5) for administering the oath to the witness and the sum of five dollars ($5) for the certificate to the deposition.

Notary fees are set by the state at $15.00 per signature we witness and no notary can charge more for this service.
A notary can only charge extra for travel or other fees such as after hours or e-document printing related to loan packages.

The Borrower, you, actually gets to choose the notary you want to use for your loan signing as well so if you have a favorite notary you use you can hire them yourself.

BEWARE! There is a trend of out of town Loan signing / notary companies over charging for loans and notaries who end up calling us. They try and find someone to do it for much less than they charged you which means an in-experienced loan signer or notary practicing on you! We will not work for these companies because they do not know California state law and end up breaking the law which makes your loan or notary get rejected. I am not new at this I do not need the experience, I am experienced which means your loan goes through and Jon is just as capable as I am. Hire a local notary yourself because California Notaries know California notary laws, a Florida and or New Jersey company does not.

I know my job and take it very serious so you have less to worry about.
We ask that you please respect our time and the other clients by trying to keep all appointment times and at least giving us adequate notice if canceling your scheduled appointment or you are going to be late.
This page and all its contents are written and edited by me.
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