A Vermont Jurat is used to prove that the information held in a document signed before a notary public is true and accurate. The presence of a jurat indicates that an oath or affirmation took place, meaning the signer swore before God, or declared on their honor, that the statement they made is true. A false oath or affirmation is punishable by perjury. The notarization process is as follows: the individual presents themselves before the notary with the document in hand, they prove their identity, take the oath or make the affirmation, sign the document, and have the notarial officer complete the jurat form.
VERMONT NOTARIAL CERTIFICATE
State of Vermont)
County of ______) ss.
Sworn to and subscribed before me on the _______ day of __________, 20_____, by ________________ [Name of Principal Signer].
Notary Public Signature