I have been asked this question so many time- how do I become a notary public in Louisiana? This post will give me a link that I can send to people, instead of having to explain it over and over.
In Louisiana it is way more difficult to become a notary than it is in other godless states. Why? Because a notary here can do many things that an attorney has to do in other states where they don’t wrassle gators. Why else? Because we don’t like competition, and you becoming a notary could screw my business up, so I want you to fail.
There are two ways to become a notary public here in the deep south.
- Go to law school. Put yourself into massive debt. Pass the bar exam without blowing your brains out. Give some money to the Secretary of State. Congrats, you’re a notary public.
- Take the notary test that’s given twice a year, after you pay some money to take it. Pass the test (most don’t pass it for years). Pay some more money. Congrats, you’re a notary super star.
If you’re not a lawyer, and you want to be a notary because you are jealous of me, good luck to you. To prepare for the test, and not fail over and over like most losers do, you can take a nerdy notary course at LSU and other baby “colleges” like McNeese. You can also order a study guide from the Secretary of State. Most of you will have to take it many times though. If it was up to me, you would never pass it. Competition makes me nervous.
If you’re an attorney that is thinking about becoming a notary, don’t do it. Your friends and family will abuse you for free stamps and drive you nuts, as if you aren’t bugged enough already. Just call me and pay me some big lawyer money to stamp your papers for you.
If you want to hear the secret to actually making any money as a notary, instead of being the 78 year old lady that stamps pages in the back of Piggly Wiggly for $8 an hour, leave a comment here and I will share some real wisdom.
If you are in another state and want to know how to be a notary up there where you are, stop reading this and learn how to use your yankee google thing to figure it out.
P.S. Use these links if you are seriously interested in becoming a paper pusher for chump change: SOS and LSU classes.
It’s really known as the Louisiana OMV, or Office of Motor Vehicles, but we all call it the DMV. Here are my solid top ten reasons why the DMV in Baton Rouge on Independence sucks monkey balls:
- Hours of operation: 8:00 to 4:00. Really? Almost all of us work until 5:00, unless you work for the state that is. Since most tax payers are working until well after the DMV closes, we have to skip work to stand in a line. If you were creating a business model with profits in mind, wouldn’t you be open until at least 8:00 P.M.?
- Gangster attitude. Have you ever gone to the DMV, to be greeted with a happy smile and a welcoming handshake? Me neither! Get your chicken neck moves ready if you’re going to the DMV.
- Go to the other line. That’s what you will hear after you have been waiting in one line for two hours, only to hear that you need to shuttle over to another line. Don’t think it happens? You must be lucky.
- 50 windows, 45 of them closed. It almost reminds you of WalMart doesn’t it? All of these windows where workers are supposed to be helping people, but no workers to man them.
- Looks like a prison. Have you ever watched the people around you at the DMV? Does it kind of remind you of the prison population?
- Worst photographers ever. Look at your driver’s license. Are you really that ugly in person? Does the DMV hire photographers from the parish prison?
- What’s that smell? I have never been to the DMV in Baton Rouge where I am greeted with pleasant, or even neutral, odors. It smells like the funk!
- More money! Do you really think that you can just walk in to get your license renewed and simply pay the renewal fee? I doesn’t happen. They will claim that you forgot to pay some ticket or fine in the past. By the time you leave you will be broke.
- They’re zombies. State workers have no reason to provide real customer service. They will be paid the same amount, and get the same 60 paid days off a year, regardless of how crappy their service is. They don’t get bonuses, they don’t get rated like you and I, and they flat out don’t care.
- Last, but definitely not least, be prepared to waste your entire day. You can’t go to the DMV in Baton Rouge expecting to take care of business in a hurry to return to work. It’s an all day affair. If you are stupid enough to wait until around lunch time to go there, you better pack a tent!
Yep, the Baton Rouge DMV office sucks. Monkey balls even. If you don’t like the taste of moneky balls, here are some less musty places to go to instead:
- OMV Express on the corner of Perkins and Siegen in Baton Rouge. Just make sure you get there early. Everyone waits until lunch time, and if you do you are screwed.
- OMV in Port Allen near the court house. Still ghetto, but at least it’s country ghetto, and the lines aren’t bad at all.
- OMV in Denham Springs. Redneck ghetto, but worth the three wheeler ride.
So what do you think? Do you like monkey balls, or maybe you want to defend the OMV in Baton Rouge because your baby’s daddy works there?
In most states, it’s called the DMV, or Department of Motor Vehicles. For some weird reason, in Louisiana we call it the OMV, or Office of Motor Vehicles. Regardless of what you want to call it, the OMV is that evil place where you sit in lines for hours to fill out a form, then get told that you are in the wrong line.
Here are some Louisiana DMV forms that you will likely need at some point, and that I use on a daily basis, sadly enough:
- Bill Of Sale- If you are buying or selling any movable that is titles, you should use a bill of sale to prove that money exchanged hands. The OMV doesn’t always require it, but sometimes they do, and it’s always a good idea to have one, and to have it notarized.
- Application For A Duplicate Title- Lost your vehicle title? Need a new one? Fill this out, get it notarized, pay a few bucks, send it to the OMV, and you will get a replacement soon enough.
- Affidavit Of Heirship- Mom had a car, mom passed away, and now you need to sell the car? This is your form. Get an original death certificate, fill out the form, get it notarized, pay the fee, and now the car will be titled in the heirs’ names so y’all can sell it.
- Act Of Donation- Giving away a vehicle? You have to use this form and get it notarized.
- Antique License Plate Affidavit- Have a cool old car that you want to get an antique license plate for? This is your form.
- Personalized License Plate- Want a license plate with your cool slogan as the letters? Here ya go.
- Child Safety Seat Affidavit- Have a kid? Have to have a kid’s seat? Got in trouble for not having one? You have to fill this form out and get it notarized.
Now if you have to go the the DMV/OMV in Baton Rouge, if at all possible stay away from the main office on Independence! It’s horrible! Go to the OMV express on Siegen/Perkins. Even going across the river to the office in Port Allen makes a ton of sense.
If you need any help with these DMV forms, please give me a call at 225-907-5280.
Are you looking for a mobile notary that offers traveling notary services in the Baton Rouge area? You found me!
My name is George Tull. I am based in Baton Rouge, LA. I am a traveling notary public that is available to come to you 24 hours a day, further I go, the more it costs, but I can truly travel to you anywhere in Louisiana.
I can meet you anywhere including your home, business, hospital, prison, retirement home, coffee shop, or wherever you need me. I’ve even done notary jobs on a tug boat before!
If you need a notary that will travel to you right now, no matter what the time of the day or night, please call me at 225-907-5280.
Are you in the Baton Rouge area, and do you need a free notary public service? I am a notary here in Baton Rouge that is open 24/7 and travels directly to you. I will provide my services for free if you are:
- older than 17 years old, but younger than 148
- a male or female, but not both
- have black hair, and your hair is longer than 3′
- have brown eyes with small pupils
- a student in an online university and failing
- like cheap hot dogs
- think the Matrix is the greatest movie ever
- willing to climb in my chimney and clean it
- can do a hand stand for more than 18 hours straight
If you meet all of these requirement, please call me at 225-907-5280 and I will gladly notarize your face for free.
Are you looking for a cheap notary public service in the Baton Rouge area? That’s not me. If you really want a cheap notary, I suggest that you buy a box of crayons and draw a gold star on your paper to make it look like a fancy notary seal.
If you are looking for a true 5 star notary service in Baton Rouge, that would be me. As a mobile notary that travels directly to you, I offer the highest level of customer service possible. I am available 24/7, am extremely knowledgeable, and truly care about what I do.
If that’s the type of notary you want, call me at 225-907-5280.
Are you looking for a notary service in the Baton Rouge area that is open on Saturday? You found me. My name is George Tull. I am a traveling notary public that is always open, including Saturday and all weekend. I am literally available to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
As a mobile notary, I can travel directly to you, anywhere in the greater Baton Rouge area. If you would rather come to me, we can do that as well.
If you need a notary public on Saturday, give me a call at 225-907-5280.
Are you looking for a notary service on Sunday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana? You found me. My name is George Tull. I am a mobile notary public that is always open, even on Sunday. I am literally your one and only true 24/7 notary that covers all of the greater Baton Rouge area.
Since I am mobile, I can travel directly to you. For a few bucks, you can wait for me to come to you, instead of driving all over town looking for a notary that’s open. I travel to every place within the BTR area, including Denham Springs, Walker, Central, Baker, Zachary, Port Allen, Brusly and more.
If you need a notary service on the weekend, I am your solution. Give me a call at 225-907-5280.
Yep, I am the only true 24 hour notary in Baton Rouge. That means that I am open and available early, in the middle of the day, and after hours. I am literally open 24 hours a day, seven days a week- including Saturday and Sunday. How else can I put this? I am the one and only notary that never closes, because I am 100% always open. Enough said?
If you need a notary in the greater Baton Rouge area, call me at 225-907-5280. I don’t care when you call me, because I will always answer the phone, and I always want your business.
Yes, I am a notary signing agent located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I serve East Baton Rouge and all surrounding parishes.
What is a notary signing agent? That means that I am trained and qualified as a loan closer. I have worked for just about every mortgage company that you can think of. I have closed just about every type of loan that you can imagine, including refinances, purchases, reverse mortgages, asset purchases, debt settlements, auto loans and more. I have worked for not only mortgage companies and lenders, but also title agencies, signing agencies, car companies and more.
I close loans every day, in and around Baton Rouge. If you need a notary closer in the Baton Rouge area, give me a call at 225-907-5280.