California Notary Acknowledgement Forms

The California notary acknowledgement forms are certificates verifying that a notary public has confirmed the identity of a person who signed a legal document. An individual seeking acknowledgement must appear before the notary public and present satisfactory identification (e.g., passport, driver’s license). If no personal identification documents are available, they may prove their identity through the oath or affirmation of a credible witness known to the notary or two (2) credible witnesses not known to the notary. In either case, the notary must be certain the signing party has executed the document for the reasons outlined in the acknowledgement statement.

Laws – § 1189, § 8202, § 1195, § 4307

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California Notarial Certificate – Jurat

The California notarial certificate (jurat) is used by a notary public when one (1) or more individuals wish to swear to, or affirm, the authenticity of a document. The notary’s duty is to witness the signature and administer the oath or affirmation. Additionally, the …


California Notary Acknowledgement – Individual

The California notary acknowledgement for an individual is a certificate completed by a notary public that validates the signature of a document signer. The certificate may be used for one (1) or more individuals acting in their own capacity or on the …