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Maine Notary Acknowledgement – Credible Witness

A Maine credible witness notary acknowledgement form can be used in lieu of other notary acknowledgement forms in situations when the signing party cannot show identification; a witness instead vouches for the signatory, assuring the notary they are who they say they are. This notarial certificate should only be used if the notary public unconditionally trusts the credible witness in identifying the signatory. The signing party must present the document to the notary and declare that they have signed under free will. The credible witness will confirm the identity of the signer, and the notary will complete the acknowledgement form.

Laws§ 4:22:1016




State of Maine
County of ________________

The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this ________________ [date] by ________________ [name of person appearing before the Notary] who personally appeared before me and whose identity I verified upon the oath of ________________ [name of credible witness], a credible witness who is personally known to me and to be the person who acknowledge this instrument before me.

Sworn to and subscribed before me ________________ this ________________ [insert day, month, and year].

[Notary Public Signature]
[Print Name of Notary Public]
Notary Public, State of Maine
My Commission Expires: ________________
[Seal optional]