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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 notary must ascertain satisfactory evidence of the individual’s identity by examining a valid form of identification or by the oath of a credible witness who the notary personally knows (or the oaths of two (2) credible witnesses whom the notary does not know).

Laws – § 8202



A notary public or other officer completing this certificate verifies only the identity of the individual who signed the document to which this certificate is attached, and not the truthfulness, accuracy, or validity of that document.


State of California
County of ______________


Subscribed and sworn to (or affirmed) before me on this _____ day of ______________, 20_____, by ____________________________, proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence to be the person(s) who appeared before me.


Signature ____________________________.           (Seal)