Aside from acknowledgements, one of the notary public’s duties is to verify oaths or affirmations from individuals executing a legal document. For this type of act, a Mississippi jurat notary form must be presented to the notary at the time of making the oath or affirmation. The signing party(ies) cannot sign the document before appearing before the notary, they must sign in the notary’s presence. However, before signing, each signatory must make an oath (promise to deity) or affirmation (pledge on personal honor) confirming the truthfulness of the contents of said document. Notarization is complete once the jurat is filled out and the notary has inscribed their signature and affixed their seal.
Laws – § 89-3-7
MISSISSIPPI NOTARIAL CERTIFICATE
State of Mississippi
County of ________________
Signed and sworn (or affirmed) before me on ________________ [date] by ______________________ [name(s) of person(s) making statement].
My Commission Expires: ______________________