2020 Georgia Code
Title 45 - Public Officers and Employees
Chapter 17 - Notaries Public
Article 1 - General Provisions
§ 45-17-1. Definitions
As used in this article, the term:
- "Attesting" and "attestation" are synonymous and mean the notarial act of witnessing or attesting a signature or execution of a deed or other written instrument, where such notarial act does not involve the taking of an acknowledgment, the administering of an oath or affirmation, the taking of a verification, or the certification of a copy.
- "Notarial act" means any act that a notary public is authorized by law to perform and includes, without limitation, attestation, the taking of an acknowledgment, the administration of an oath or affirmation, the taking of a verification upon an oath or affirmation, and the certification of a copy.
- "Notarial certificate" means the notary's documentation of a notarial act.
(Code 1981, §45-17-1, enacted by Ga. L. 1986, p. 1446, § 1; Ga. L. 1990, p. 8, § 45.)Editor's notes.
- Ga. L. 1986, p. 1446, § 1, effective April 11, 1986, in effect redesignated former § 45-17-1 as § 45-17-1.1.Law reviews.
- For annual survey of law of real property, see 38 Mercer L. Rev. 319 (1986).JUDICIAL DECISIONS
Cited in Lewy v. Beazley, 270 Ga. 11, 507 S.E.2d 721 (1998).RESEARCH REFERENCES
18B Am. Jur. Pleading and Practice Forms, Notaries Public, § 1.