2022 Montana Code Annotated
Title 1. General Laws and Definitions
Chapter 5. Proof and Acknowledgment of Instruments Notaries Public
Part 6. Notarial Acts
1-5-605. Notarial act in another state -- reciprocity -- notary public authority

Universal Citation: MT Code § 1-5-605 (2022)

1-5-605. Notarial act in another state -- reciprocity -- notary public authority. (1) A notarial act performed in another state has the same effect under the law of this state as if the notarial act were performed by a notarial officer of this state if the notarial act performed in the other state is performed by:

(a) a notary public of that state;

(b) a judge, clerk, or deputy clerk of a court of that state; or

(c) any other individual authorized by the law of that state to perform the notarial act.

(2) The signature and title of an individual performing a notarial act in another state are prima facie evidence that the signature is genuine and that the individual holds the designated title.

(3) The signature and title of a notarial officer described in subsection (1) conclusively establish the authority of the officer to perform the notarial act.

(4) A commission to act as a notary public authorizes the notary public, as provided in 1-5-619, to perform notarial acts in any county in the state or in any bordering state if the border state recognizes the notary's authority within that state. The commission does not provide the notary public any immunity or benefit conferred by the laws of this state on public officials or employees.

History: En. Sec. 5, Ch. 192, L. 1993; amd. Sec. 5, Ch. 391, L. 2015.

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