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mike jupiter

anyone know a notary?

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long story short:

i inherited a boat from my aunt. she gave it to me. seeing as i did not pay for the boat we need to sign a sales tax exempt form. we both signed the form. however, upon signing i realized we need the signature of a notary as well. i don't really want to cough up a lot of dough just for a notary's signature. any help/suggestions, etc. would help out a ton.

thanks

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If you have a bank account your bank will have a notary on duty.c63 grin.gif

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If you have a bank account your bank will have a notary on duty.c63 grin.gif

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That's right, go to your bank and they'll have a notary, there.

My wife is a notary, she works for Ameriprise Financial, other investiment companies have them too.

A car dealer have a notary, so your County Court House.

Be sure to bring along your driver's license as ID confirmation

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Very few notary's charge anything and those that do can only charge a small fee. I let mine expire 3 years ago so I am not up on this subject completely.

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Check with your City Hall also.

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I know one of the perks of my bank accounts is free notary service.

Lynn J

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Where are you located? My wife is a notary.

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I just used the DMV charged 50c or $1 cant remember.

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Fedex/kinko's also has them. I was charged a whole $1.

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No sales tax on private party tranactions for boats in MN even if you paid for it. Save your self the trouble of the exemption form and just register it.

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Your local government will also have a notary.

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It costs about $140 for someone to register with the state and county and get the stamp, which is good for several years. State statues say what the charges, generally $1 per document with an additional fee per page.

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thanks for all the help guys. seriously, i appreciate it a lot.

the situation is a little complicated. i am inherting this boat from my aunt. it used to be my uncle's boat until he passed away a few years ago. anyways, i went to the ridgedale government center and they said that i needed an actual death certificate. apparently the xeroxed copy i have isn't enough?!? secondly, the employee said that i need to fill out the "sales tax affidavit (declaration) for gift of a vehicle." i'm not sure if they gave me this form for the boat or the trailer. maybe both???

anyways, it's been a pain in the neck just trying to register this darn thing.

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When my father died 15 years ago, no one would accept a photo copy of a death certificate. They all had to have the raised seal on them wheather it was for a government agency, insurance co., bank or business.

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It seems that the first problem is that the boat is not in your aunt's name. The registration likely is in your deceased uncle's name. If so, then you will need to show that she has a legal right to the boat, and probably have to transfer it to her before she can make a gift of it to you. You may need to produce the will showing that all personal property went to your aunt upon your uncle's death, and show a certified copy of the death certificate to prove the death and the transfer to your aunt.

The second problem, if I read your original post correctly is that both you and your aunt signed the affidavit NOT in the presence of a notary. No notary I know will notarize a document unless the parties are physically in front of the notary while the document is being signed. You need to first locate the notary, and then take your aunt to the notary to sign and have the document notarized.

Good luck!

dukhntr

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the boat is in her name. so that's one problem out of the way. my only problem now is this sales tax affadavit and whether or not they will accept a xeroxed copy of my uncle's death certificate.

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Open water: If the boat is already in your aunt's name, why the need for the death certificate, whether xeroxed or original? Is it actually in both your aunt's name and your uncle's name? This would explain the employee requesting the death certificate.

Thanks

dukhntr

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