Notaries open, but only attend in cases of emergency

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Notaries open, but only attend in cases of emergency





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Some of the conditions set by the Notary Council in these urgent cases is that access to the notary will not be allowed to anyone other than the interested party and that the action will be carried out exclusively in the office.

The General Council of Notaries recalls that the almost 3,000 notaries and their 17,000 employees – except in cases of illness or isolation – continue to provide their services, although limited to cases of emergency and by appointment. “All of them are demonstrating their dedication and professionalism in very hard times. Citizens can make an appointment with a notary, if their case is urgent,” they recall from the notary organization.

On March 15, the General Directorate of Legal Security and Public Faith, in coordination with the Notary Public, issued an instruction on the adoption of measures that guarantee the adequate provision of public service for these professionals. “It states that the notary public service is a public service of general interest whose provision must be guaranteed throughout the national territory. It also establishes that, with the exception of illness and those established in the notarial legislation, the notary it cannot close the notary office as it has the character of a public office, “the document explained.

That instruction dictated that “in the state of alarm, it will only be compulsory to attend to those urgent actions, as well as those determined by the Government.” Therefore, the notary will refrain from summoning the interested parties for actions that do not have such character. The notary office must procure a contact telephone number, as well as an email address to attend such actions. The interested party that considers a notarial action urgent should contact by phone or, if possible, electronically submit a document on the notary’s website (www.notariado.org) in which they must indicate their identification data, as well as the requested action.

Some of the conditions that the Council sets in these urgent cases is that access to the notary will not be allowed to anyone other than the interested party and that the action will take place exclusively in the office.

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