INTERNOTis a non-profit charitable organisation founded on 19 December 2013 by the Conseil supérieur du notariat (High Council for the notarial profession), the body that represents all the notaries of France.
French notaries are legal specialists with a public authority assignment who prepare, draft and authenticate contracts. They are public officials who work in every sector of the law: family, property, inheritance, corporate, rural, local authorities, etc. Notaries have genuine prerogatives of public authority received from the State. They are self-employed so therefore provide a modern type of public service that costs the State nothing. Documents drawn up by notaries bear their seal and signature. Such documents bear the same legal weight as final judgements.