A Massachusetts notary acknowledgement for a mark is a certificate used when the signatory is unable to properly sign their name on a particular legal instrument. In this case, the signer must make the mark in the presence of the notary public and acknowledge the signature as their own free act and deed. Furthermore, two (2) witnesses unaffected by the document must witness the mark as well, then include their signature and address on the form. Once the notary public’s seal and signature are affixed to the certificate, the instrument is validated.
Laws – § 222:15
MASSACHUSETTS NOTARY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
(OF A MARK)
Mark affixed by _______________________
[name of signer by mark]
in presence of _______________________
[names of witnesses]
and undersigned notary pursuant to
Executive Order No. 455
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 whose mark is made on the preceding or attached document, and acknowledged to me that he/she signed it voluntarily for its stated purpose.
[Notary Public Signature]