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New York Notary Acknowledgement – Uniform Certificate

The New York uniform certificate, also known as a “notary acknowledgement,” is the most common type of notary certificate. With this form, a person who has signed a legal instrument in their own name or on the behalf of another party may obtain the notarization that is required to validate said instrument. The uniform certificate must be filled out and signed by a registered notary public who can confirm the identity of the signer(s) and has verified the signature(s) found on the legal instrument. Once the notary public has filled out and signed the notary certificate, the individual(s) will have obtained the required notarization of their signature(s).

Laws – § 309A




State of New York             )

County of ____________ )


On the ____ day of ______________ in the year_______ before me, the undersigned, personally appeared ___________________ personally known to me or proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence to be the individual(s) whose name(s) is (are) subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged to me that he/she/they executed the same in his/her/their capacity(ies), and that by his/her/their signature(s) on the instrument, the individual(s), or the person upon behalf of which the individual(s) acted, executed the instrument.


Signature and office of individual taking acknowledgment