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North Carolina Notarial Certificate – Verification of Subscribing Witness

The North Carolina notarial certificate for the verification of a subscribing witness is used to verify the signature of an individual who has witnessed the principal’s signing of a legal instrument. The subscribing witness must present themselves before a notary and sign an affidavit which states that they signed the document as a witness. Once the notary public has identified the witness and the witness has signed the affidavit in front of them, the notary can fill out the notarial certificate. For the verification to be valid, the notary must affix their official stamp or seal to the notarial certificate.

Laws – § 10B-42




State of North Carolina }

County of ______________ }


I certify that ____________________________ [Name of Subscribing Witness] personally appeared before me this day and certified to me under oath or by affirmation that he or she is not a grantee or beneficiary of the transaction, signed the foregoing document as a subscribing witness, and either (i) witnessed ____________________________ [Name of Principal], sign the foregoing document or (ii) witnessed _____________________________ [Name of Principal] acknowledge his or her signature on the already signed document.


Date: ___________________

(Official Seal)


Official Signature of Notary


Notary’s Printed or Typed Name

Notary Public

My Commission Expires: ________________