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Maryland Notarial Certificate – Oath or Affirmation

The Maryland notary oath or affirmation form is a type of notarial certificate that does not technically require an acknowledgement, but demands that an oath or affirmation be made by the signing party(ies) attesting to the truthful of the contents of a particular document. The signer(s) must attach this certificate to the instrument requiring notarization and present it to a notary public (identification will most likely be required). Each signer will swear an oath (solemn statement to Divine Being) or affirmation (statement without appeal to a Divine Being) before the notary. For this type of certificate to be valid, the signing party(ies) must sign the document in the notary’s presence. The notary will sign and seal the certificate once these duties have been accomplished.

Laws§ 19-107

Sample

MARYLAND NOTARY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

(OATH OR AFFIRMATION)

State of Maryland
County of ______________ (or City of Baltimore), to wit:

I hereby certify that on the ____ day of ______________, 20___, before me, the subscriber a notary public of the State of Maryland, in and for ______________ [county or City of Baltimore for which notary is appointed], personally appeared _____________________________ [name of person(s) swearing] and made ______________ [oath or affirmation] in due form of law that the matters and facts set forth in the ______________ [document to which the person(s) is or are swearing] are true.

As witness, my hand and notarial seal.

[Notary Seal]
______________________
[Signature of Notary Public]
______________________
[Printed Name of Notary Public]
Notary Public
My Commission Expires: ______________