Rhode Island Notarial Certificate – Jurat

The Rhode Island jurat is a notarial certificate that a notarial officer uses to notarize a sworn written declaration that an individual has made. Before filling out the jurat, the notary must witness the subject signing the written statement and swearing an oath or affirmation expressing that the affidavit/statement is truthful. Furthermore, the individual must be able to prove their identity to the notary. In most cases, the individual should be able to present at least two (2) pieces of photo ID that display their signature. When filling out the certificate, it is recommended that the notary affix an official seal or stamp. However, a notary stamp or seal is not required by State law.

Laws – § 34-12-1 (also see page seventeen (18) of Rhode Island General Laws)




State of Rhode Island             }

County of ______________   }


On this ____ day of ____________, 20__, before me, the undersigned notary public, personally appeared _______________________________________ [Name of Document Signer], personally known to the notary or proved to the notary through satisfactory evidence of identification, which was _____________________________________ [Type of Identification], to be the person who signed the preceding or attached document in my presence, and who swore or affirmed to the notary that the contents of the document are truthful and accurate to the best of his or her knowledge and belief.


Official signature of notary

Printed or typed name of notary