Notarization by a notary public

The law stipulates special formal requirements for some legal transactions (text form, written form, public certification, notarial certification). Notarization by a notary usually serves both to provide proof of the authenticity of a signature and to draw the signatory's attention to the significance of his or her declaration.

The so-called public deed establishes the full probative force for the notarization process. When notarizing, the notary investigates the will of the parties involved, clarifies the facts, instructs them about the legal scope of the transaction and clearly and unambiguously reproduces their statements in the record.

For certain declarations and contracts the legislator prescribes the notarial certification, for example for

  • the consent to the adoption of a child,
  • the conclusion and amendment of the articles of association of a limited liability company (GmbH) or the adoption of the articles of association of a joint stock company (AG),
  • a land purchase agreement,
  • a promise of donationn
  • an inheritance waiver agreement.

In other cases, it is sensible and advisable to have declarations notarized by a notary (example: health care proxy).

Point of Contact

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–> Notarsuche
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Service details

Detailed information


Contact a notary's office of your choice, the notary will advise you and also prepare the draft document.

  • The notary verifies the identity and legal capacity of the parties and instructs them.
  • The notary records the declarations in a deed and reads the transcript of the declarations to those present.
  • The parties shall approve the minutes and sign them personally.
  • The notary signs the deed, confirming that the declarations have been made to him as recorded in the minutes.

The parties involved will receive a copy of the deed.

Required documents

  • Identity card or passport
  • as required, further evidence, supporting documents and records (for example, draft partnership agreement, purchase agreement)
  • in case of legal representation of parties: power of attorney


Fees according to the German Law on Court and Notary Fees (GNotKG)

Legal basis

Release note

Saxon State Chancellery, Editorial Office Amt24. 23.08.2016