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Can I get something notarized at the post office?

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U.S. post offices do not offer notary services as of August 2014 because the U.S. Postal Service is a federal institution and notary licenses are issued by states. However, some contract stations of the USPS, such as those on college campuses, do offer notary services.

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The Postal Service Protection Act proposed in 2013 in the U.S. Senate called for post offices to be able to provide nonpostal services in accordance with the public interest; these services could include check-cashing and vehicle registration services as well as notary services. However, as of August 2014, no further action has been taken on that bill.

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