Well actually yeah, you do.
Sorry RSSZ but I went to two places and they both told me the same thing. Neither notary would sign something without knowing what they were signing.
Point of fact when I took the class to get the permit that's one thing we went over was how to get all the paperwork in, and one of the things our instructor covered was to use a notary public we knew personally if at all possible due to the fact you have to declare what it is.
Think about it. Would you sign something if you didn't know what it was? I sure as heck wouldn't, and I'd be a little extra cautious if my signature carried the weight of a notary public.
You don't have any privacy really anyway. The instant you applied for that permit your privacy went out the window. Not saying that's right, just that's how it is with the way the laws are made.