A Massachusetts jurat is a notarial certificate executed for the purposes of notarizing the signature(s) on a legal document (typically an affidavit). Furthermore, the signatories must swear an oath/affirmation to the truthfulness of the contents therein. A jurat must be included in the document and presented to a notary public. The signatory will have to show identification and make an oath (to a Divine Being) or affirmation (not to a Divine Being) swearing that the instrument is accurate to the best of their knowledge. Their signature must be inscribed in the presence of the notary public, after which the notary will sign and seal the certificate.
Laws – § 222:15
MASSACHUSETTS NOTARIAL CERTIFICATE
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
County of _________
On this _____ [day] of _______________ [month], 20___, before me, the undersigned notary public, ____________________ [name of document signer] personally appeared, proved to me through satisfactory evidence of identification, which were ____________________ [type of identification], to be the person who signed the preceding or attached document in my presence, and who swore or affirmed to me that the contents of the document are truthful and accurate to the best of his/her knowledge and belief.
[Notary Public Signature]