A Notary Public is an official authorised to perform notarial activities required by the legal provisions, or if the parties wish to do so (notarial actions/notarial services).

Notarial actions performed by a Notary Public in accordance with the existing law have the status of official documents. Notarial actions are conducted in Polish. At the request of the party, a Notary Public may additionally offer services in a foreign language, using their own knowledge of the language as demonstrated in the manner prescribed for sworn translators. Alternatively, a sworn translator’s assistance may be enlisted.

The Notary Public Grzegorz Gołda is a fluent speaker of English.

Notary services:

  1. drawing up notarial deeds, eg.:
    1. deeds relating to REAL ESTATE:
      • sales contracts and donations
      • changing co-ownership and termination of co-ownership
      • life tenancy agreements
      • establishing a separate ownership of the premises
      • preliminary and conditional contracts; conveyance agreements
      • developer agreements
      • establishing easements, mortgage liens and second mortgages
      • statements regarding the exercise of the right of redemption or the right of preemption
    2. deeds relating to INHERITANCE LAW:
      • drawing up last wills and testaments (including specific bequests)
      • deeds of succession certifications
      • opening and reading out last wills and testaments
      • certificates of appointment of the executor
      • statements regarding the acceptance or renunciation of inheritance
      • agreements regarding the division of inheritance
      • agreements regarding the alienation of inheritance
      • disclaimers of succession
    3. deeds relating to FAMILY LAW:
      • marital property agreements
      • division of joint marital property
    4. deeds relating to COMMERCIAL LAW
      • limited partnership agreements
      • limited liability company agreements
      • articles of association of limited joint-stock partnerships
      • articles of association of joint-stock companies
      • articles of association of European Statutory Companies
      • resolutions on the merger, transformation or the division of the company
      • take-up of shares, stocks
      • increasing share capital
  2. certifications, eg.:
    1. certificates of the authenticity of signature
    2. certification of copies, abstracts and excerpts
    3. certifying the date of the submission of a document
    4. ‘proof of life’ and ‘proof of residence’ certificates
  3. minutes, eg.:
    1. minutes of partners’ meetings, minutes of shareholders’ meetings, minutes of meetings of the members of housing co-operatives, minutes of meetings of other legal persons, meetings of the members of condominium associations, other types of subjects
    2. a record of accessing the website
  4. certificates of the submission to the enforcement clause
  5. safe-keeping of documents, money and securities
  6. protesting bills of exchange and cheques
  7. preparing true and correct copies, abstracts and excerpts,
  8. undertaking any other actions arising under separate laws or regulations.

The Notary Public shall refuse to perform unlawful notarial actions. If the Notary Public refuses to perform a notarial action, information about the right to protest the refusal, and the procedure of appealing against such a refusal must be provided. At the party’s written request, grounds for the decision must be supplied within a week.

If you are not sure which notarial action might be appropriate, you should contact the Notary Office in person, by phone or e-mail, so that a notarial appointment can be booked and the required documents can be collected. An initial free-of-charge interview with the Notary Public is recommended if the party is uncertain as to the type of a notarial action, the most advantageous way of protecting personal and family interests, as well as in case of any uncertainty.