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New York Notary Certificate of Subscribing Witness

The New York notary certificate of subscribing witness is a document with which a notary public verifies the identity of an individual who has acted as a witness for the signing of a legal instrument. A “subscribing witness” is required by living trusts and other property transfers, and they must personally know the principal signer, witness the signing of the document, and sign as witness. This witness will have to present the signed document to a notary public and identify themselves with photo ID (if the notary public doesn’t personally know them). Furthermore, subscribing witnesses are required to supply their full address. Once the notary public has verified the witness’ identity and viewed their signature, they can fill out the notary certificate to notarize the witness’ signature.

Laws –  § 309A



State of New York             )

County of ____________ )


On the ____ day of ________________ in the year_______ before me, the undersigned, a Notary Public in and for said State, personally appeared _____________________, the subscribing witness to the foregoing instrument, with whom I am personally acquainted, who, being by me duly sworn, did depose and say that he/she/they reside(s) in _____________________ (if the place of residence is in a city, include the street and street number, if any, thereof); that he/she/they know(s)____________________ to be the individual described in and who executed the foregoing instrument; that said subscribing witness was present and saw said ___________________ execute the same; and that said witness at the same time subscribed his/her/their name(s) as a witness thereto.



Signature and office of individual taking acknowledgement