The Indiana notary acknowledgement for an individual is a formal attestation to the authenticity of an individual’s signature and to the fact that the signed instrument was executed as an act of free will. Both the acknowledgement certificate and the item which already contains, or will contain, the individual’s signature must be personally delivered to a notary public by the signer (a notary can notarize the document regardless of whether the signature is inscribed under their supervision). The notary will then confirm the identity of the signer to ensure the document is not being forged. After the identity has been verified, the notary may proceed by administering the verbal acknowledgement statement, filling out the acknowledgement form, and returning both items to the individual.
Laws – § 33-42
INDIANA NOTARY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
State of Indiana
County of _________________
I, _________________, a Notary Public, hereby certify that _________________ (Name of Signer), whose name is signed to the foregoing instrument or conveyance, and who is known to me, acknowledged before me on this day that, being informed of the contents of the conveyance, he/she/they executed the same voluntarily on the day the same bears date.
Given under my hand this the ____ day of _________________, 20____.
______________________________________ (Seal, if any)
Signature of Notary Public
Title and Rank
My Commission Expires: __________________