2006 New Mexico Statutes - Section 14-14-7 — Certificate of notarial acts.

14-14-7. Certificate of notarial acts.

A.     A notarial act shall be evidenced by a certificate signed and dated by a notarial officer.  The certificate shall include identification of the jurisdiction in which the notarial act is performed and the title of the office of the notarial officer and may include the official stamp or seal of office. If the officer is a notary public, the certificate shall also indicate the date of expiration, if any, of the commission of office, but omission of that information may subsequently be corrected. If the officer is a commissioned officer on active duty in the military service of the United States, it shall also include the officer's rank.   

B.     A certificate of a notarial act is sufficient if it meets the requirements of Subsection A of this section and it:   

(1)     is in the short form set forth in Section 8 [ 14-14-8 NMSA 1978] of the Uniform Law on Notarial Acts;   

(2)     is in a form otherwise prescribed by the law of this state;   

(3)     is in a form prescribed by the laws or regulations applicable in the place in which the notarial act was performed; or   

(4)     sets forth the actions of the notarial officer and those are sufficient to meet the requirements of the designated notarial act.   

C.     By executing a certificate of a notarial act, the notarial officer certifies that he has made the determinations required by Section 2 [ 14-14-2 NMSA 1978] of the Uniform Law on Notarial Acts.   

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