The Nate Notary app is now available for both Apple and Android devices. It makes it easy to schedule and pay for notary services, upload documents right from your device, and get live chat and email assistance.

Remote Online Notary (R.O.N.) or e-Notary is legal, and secure. In many situations it is faster and more convenient than traditional notary. R.O.N. also provides additional recorded video proof that can be used in the event of a legal challenge. Remote Online Notary is an alternative to travelling to meet a notary or having a notary come to you. You pay the State defined rate of $25 per endorsement with no additional fees by using this friendly neighborhood notary.

All appointments must be scheduled online. Click the "Schedule Appointment" button below to schedule an appointment or download the app to schedule an appointment.

What to Expect

  • First, schedule your appointment. A retainer payment of $25 is required at this time. All major credit cards are accepted. Appointments can only be scheduled online. Read the 'requirements' section below before you schedule your appointment.
  • Next, upload your document. After you have scheduled your appointment you will be prompted to upload your document.
  • The notary will review your document before your appointment. You will recieve a courtesy email once the notary has reviewed your document. In the case of multiple endorsements/signers you will receive an emailed invoice from Stripe payment systems. Please pay this invoice before your appointment has completed.
  • About 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment you will receive an email with instructions on how to complete your KBA (knowledge based answers) identity verification and attend your appointment. The email will be sent from docVerify - a remote notary software provider approved by the state.
  • During your appointment, you will be asked if you understand the document you are about to sign. You will also be asked to hold up your state ID card to the webcam. You may also be asked to raise your right hand and take an oath. As required by the state, this will be recorded and preserved by docVerify.
  • You will generate a signature using your mouse, touchpad, or touchscreen. The notary will insert your signature into the document and you approve the placement by clicking on it. The notary will sign and stamp the document in the same manner.
  • You will then be able to download or email the notarized document. The notarized document will have a serialized notary stamp that looks like a traditional stamp.


    Remote Online Notary service is intended for use by persons who are computer knowledgeable. If you aren't experienced with using electronic documents, online identity verification, and video calling, then in-person notary services may be a better fit for you. In person notary services are often available for free or no cost at most local bank branches. In some regions libraries and government offices also provide free in-person notary services. Title companies, and office supply stores such as Staples, OfficeMax, and Fedex may also provide in-person notary services for a small fee. Some regions have mobile notaries which can come to your home or office for a fee. Try searching for "mobile notary" on google to see if one is available in your area.

    Indiana state law requires the transaction to be witnessed via webcam. Each person involved in the transaction is required to have a device with a webcam and broadband Internet connection. Each person involved in the transaction is currently required to have either FireFox or Google Chrome when using Windows, the latest Safari or Chrome on the latest Mac OS, Chrome on Android, and if using IOS such as IPad or IPhone it must be IOS 11 or higher with Safari version 11 or higher. This feature will not work without the correct browser respective to the device. Using a broadband internet connection and up-to-date Mac or PC is highly recommended.

    State laws usually require that a third party that specializes in ID verification or KBA to be able to generate at least 5 questions that only that signer knows the answers to, and the signer must answer 4 or more questions correctly within 2 minutes. The signer can be given a second chance to answer questions again; however, if they fail it a second time the notary is not allowed to continue or perform the remote notarization either for a specific time period or permanently.

    In order to pass online identify verification all signers MUST:

  • Be A U.S. Citizen
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have A Valid Social Security Number
  • Have A Valid U.S. Driver's License or State ID
  • Have A Credit History (5 years or more)
  • Have A Valid US Mobile Number - VOIP, Google Voice, Cable provided lines, etc. are not accepted, and it MUST be an actual mobile number from a mobile provider.

    All documents should be captioned "State of Indiana, County of LaPorte", and must not be signed prior to uploading them.


    $25 per acknowledgement/stamp. (Standard Indiana Remote Online Notary Fee)

    Fees pay the notary's (civil service) expenses including training, certification, licensing, insurance, and technology.


    Nathan Smith-Manley is licensed as a Notary Public by the State of Indiana (License #NP0724007) and Remote Notary by the State of Indiana (License #NR0000426). Indiana law governs notarial acts performed here. Laws in all states (except Iowa) as well as the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the U.S. Constitution recognize and accept common out-of-state notarization. You do not have to be a resident or located within the State of Indiana to use this service.

    Nathan Smith-Manley uses the docVerify platform approved for use by the Indiana Secretary of State's office. All instruments are executed in the County of LaPorte, State of Indiana.

    Background Checked

    Nathan Smith-Manley has passed an industry standard background check required for NNA CNSA certification conducted by Backgrounds Online, 1915 21st Street, Sacramento, CA 95811 on 12/29/20, valid for one year. The result of this background check is recorded on the profile and a copy of the full report is available upon request.


  • $25,000 Notary Bond #100474896 issued by U.S. Speciality Insurance Company.
  • $25,000 Notary Public Errors & Ommissions Policy #IN5419177 issued by Merchants Bonding Company.

    Experience and Education

    Nathan Smith-Manley has over 15 years of experience as a professional notary civil servant having had commissions in Florida, Colorado, and Wisconsin. Nathan is currently commissioned in Indiana and Michigan.

    Nathan has notarized over 500 recorded documents without errors.

    Nathan is a National Notary Association Certified Notary Signing Agent (#161040608). CNSA is the defacto certification for professional notaries public in which title companies and lenders trust and recognize.

    Nathan has successfully completed the National Notary Association specialized training program for Remote Online Notary as required by the Indiana Secretary of State.

    Nathan has an Associate of Arts Degree from Siena Heights University, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Purdue University. Graduating Cum Laude in 2008, and has worked in related professions in the Private and Public Sectors.

    Nathan also has experience in the Information Techonology field as a Systems Administrator, Programmer/Analyst, and is CompTIA Network+ certified. Nathan is also a F.C.C. licensed General Class Amateur Radio Operator (KC8MTQ).

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    What does a Notary Public do?

    A Notary Public, is a trusted member of the public, they are fair, and an impartial public servant and not an entrepreneur or employee of a lender, or title company. A notary public's function is to verify the identification of an individual signing a document and assure they of sound mind to take part in the transaction.

    A Notary Public will not provide legal advice, or influence, and must not have a substantial interest in the transaction. A notary public may charge a State approved fee to cover their expenses.


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