Finding a notary in Italy

Finding a notary in Italy

Italian notaries are government-appointed officers who witness the signing of documents in order to make them legally valid, and certify documents whenever such a verification is required by the power of law. The distribution of notaries in Italy is divided into 91 districts. The territorial scope of each district coincides by law with the jurisdiction of the corresponding court. Districts in which fewer than fifteen notaries operate can be combined with another neighboring district to form a single Notary Council. Finding a notary can be the key to successfully closing a deal in compliance with all legal prerequisites. A notary verification is not only a requirement by law, but it is also a step that guarantees the interests of both parties are satisfied. It is the notary’s responsibility to ascertain the deal, and all documents related to it, are legal and make sure that both parties understand the legal consequences which will derive from their actions. Therefore, a notary provides both parties with trustworthy supervision prior to finalization of the deal. Finally, working with the right notary also means going through all obligatory administrative steps of the deal in a smooth and efficient way. In relation to the above, the present article presents several ways as to finding a notary online, based on your location.

The following tool leads to the “Find a notary” section of the official page of the Consiglio Nazionale del Notariato (The National Council of Notaries) – . Following Art. 3 of Decree No.137 of August 7, 2012  of the President of the Republic, the national register of notaries was established. The registry also contains annotations of the disciplinary measures adopted against each notary, which enables prospective clients to do research on specific notaries, and their work, before deciding whom to work with. The search engine is really quite simple – all one needs to do is click on the “Select region or province” button and set the zone, in relation to which the notary search is performed. The search can then be narrowed down to a specific location. Once a given notary is selected, the website offers the possibility to check their address, phone number, e-mail address, website and professional information. 

European Directory of Notaries

Alternatively one may use the European Directory of Notaries tool. This is an official website, whose creation was funded by a programme for Justice of the European Union. Once again it provides users with the option to search for a notary on the base of a selected location. Compared to the web page, the perks of the European Directory of Notaries is that it allows prospective clients to choose the language they wish the notary to be fluent in, which makes it an especially useful database for non-italian speakers. It is, in fact, a means to facilitate smooth communication, without the need of engaging a translator and incurring in additional expenses.

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In detail we are able to:

  • facilitate the process of finding the right notary, as well as advise on specific professionals, pursuant to our work experience with them;
  • facilitate the communication with a given notary both by offering translation and by advising on all legal documents and ensuring their compliance with the provisions of the law;

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