To be legal and official, most states – including Colorado – only require that your completed advance directives be witnessed. Notarization is optional. I am a Colorado Notary Public, and – if you wish – am able to notarize your finalized documents. Emergency legislation in response to COVID, effective June 26, 2020, now allows for remote notarization. I am only able to notarize the documents of Colorado residents. There is no additional fee for this service.
If you reside outside of Colorado and want or need to have your documents notarized, you may need to pay a nominal fee for notarization – typically $10-15.
It is advised that you share your documents with your primary care physician, local health care network(s), and – of course, your medical agent(s).
There are no additional charges or processes needed to make your advance directives legal.