2013 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 49 - Notaries Public


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<html> <head> <STYLE type="text/css"> body {padding-left:90pt;width:612pt} p {margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt} .cls0 {font-size:12pt;font-family:'Courier New', monospace;} .cls2 {margin-left:100pt;} .cls3 {margin-left:64pt;} .cls1 {text-align:justify;} </STYLE> <title>&sect;49-1</title> </head> <body> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;49-1. Appointment - Removal.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">The Secretary of State shall appoint and commission in this state notaries public, who shall hold their office for four (4) years. An applicant for a notary commission shall be eighteen (18) years of age or older, a citizen of the United States, and employed within this state or a legal resident of this state. A felony conviction shall be grounds for removal of a person from the office of notary public. All notary commissions shall run in the name and by the authority of the State of Oklahoma, be signed by the Secretary of State, and sealed with the Great Seal of the State of Oklahoma. Commissions shall not be attested. Any person filing an application for a new notary commission shall pay Twenty-five Dollars ($25.00) to the Secretary of State with the application. Any person filing an application for a renewal of a notary commission shall pay Twenty Dollars ($20.00) to the Secretary of State with the application. Any person requiring &ldquo;same day filing service&rdquo; shall pay Twenty-five Dollars ($25.00) to the Secretary of State in addition to the applicable filing fee. These funds shall be deposited in the Revolving Fund created for the Secretary of State pursuant to the provisions of Section 276.1 of Title 62 of the Oklahoma Statutes.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">R.L.1910, &sect; 4240. Amended by Laws 1929, c. 255, p. 363, &sect; 2; Laws 1975, c. 165, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. May 20, 1975; Laws 1978, c. 91, &sect; 1, eff. July 1, 1978; Laws 1984, c. 1, &sect; 83, emerg. eff. Jan. 30, 1984; Laws 1986, c. 157, &sect; 5, emerg. eff. May 9, 1986; Laws 1990, c. 264, &sect; 91, operative July 1, 1990; Laws 1997, c. 77, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1997; Laws 2002, c. 34, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. April 11, 2002; Laws 2003, c. 191, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2003.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;49-1.1. Notary commission application.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">The application for a notary commission shall set forth:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. The printed name of the applicant;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. Former names, if applicable;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. If a resident of this state, the county of residence and street address;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. If a resident of another state, the county and street address of employment in Oklahoma and residence address;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">5. A statement that the applicant is at least eighteen (18) years of age;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">6. A designation of new, renewal or expired commission including an expiration date if applicable; and&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">7. Signature of the applicant.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2001, c. 406, &sect; 15, emerg. eff. June 4, 2001.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;49-2. Oath, signature, bond and seal - Revocation of appointment.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. Before entering upon the duties of his or her office every notary public so appointed and commissioned shall file in the office of the Secretary of State, the notary&rsquo;s oath of office, the notary&rsquo;s loyalty oath, the notary&rsquo;s official signature, an impression of the notary&rsquo;s official seal, and a good and sufficient bond to the State of Oklahoma, in the sum of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), to be approved by the Secretary of State, conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties of the notary&rsquo;s office. The bond shall be signed by:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. An insurance agent licensed by the State of Oklahoma;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. An attorney-in-fact on behalf of an insurance company with a power of attorney attached; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. One or more individual sureties who are property owners in the county of residence of the notary, or if a nonresident, the county of employment of the notary. The bond shall be issued for a term of four (4) years commencing on the commission&rsquo;s effective date and terminating on its expiration date. Upon the filing of his or her bond with the Secretary of State, every notary public shall pay to the Secretary of State the sum of Ten Dollars ($10.00) to be deposited to the credit of the Revolving Fund for the Office of the Secretary of State.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. Upon the receipt of a final judgment against an Oklahoma notary public for performing a false or fraudulent notarial act from an Oklahoma District Court or its equivalent from a foreign jurisdiction, the Secretary of State shall revoke the appointment of said notary.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">R.L. 1910, &sect; 4241. Amended by Laws 1929, c. 255, p. 363, &sect; 3; Laws 1943, p. 123, &sect; 1; Laws 1959, p. 211, &sect; 1; Laws 1975, c. 293, &sect; 6, eff. Oct. 1, 1975; Laws 1978, c. 91, &sect; 2, eff. July 1, 1978; Laws 1979, c. 21, &sect; 1, eff. July 1, 1979; Laws 1997, c. 77, &sect; 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1997; Laws 2001, c. 406, &sect; 16, emerg. eff. June 4, 2001; Laws 2004, c. 101, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;49-2.1. Repealed by Laws 1978, c. 212, &sect; 17, emerg. eff. April 19, 1978.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;493. Blanks for bond and oath.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Blanks for bonds and oath of office shall be furnished with the commission by the Secretary of State.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">R.L. 1910, &sect; 4242.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;49-4. Repealed by Laws 1943, p. 123, &sect; 2.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;49-5. Notarial Seal - Authentication of documents - Penalties - Fees - Exception.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Every notary shall obtain a notarial seal containing the words &ldquo;State of Oklahoma&rdquo; and &ldquo;Notary Public&rdquo; and the notary&rsquo;s name. This seal may be either a metal seal which leaves an embossed impression or a rubber stamp used in conjunction with a stamp pad and ink. Each notary shall authenticate all official acts, attestations, and instruments with this seal; and shall add to the notary&rsquo;s official signature, the commission number of the notary and the date of expiration of the commission of the notary. Failure to add the commission number or the date of expiration of the commission shall not affect the recordability of the instrument or the notice given by such recording. This date and commission number may be a part of the stamp or seal. If any notary public shall neglect or refuse to attach to the notary&rsquo;s official signature the date of expiration of the notary&rsquo;s commission, the notary shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding Fifty Dollars ($50.00). The maximum fee a notary may charge and collect for each notarial act is Five Dollars ($5.00), except no fee shall be charged for the notarization of an official absentee ballot affidavit.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">R.L.1910, &sect; 4244. Amended by Laws 1978, c. 91, &sect; 3, eff. July 1, 1978; Laws 1982, c. 15, &sect; 1, operative Oct. 1, 1982; Laws 1997, c. 77, &sect; 3, eff. Nov. 1, 1997; Laws 2001, c. 406, &sect; 17, emerg. eff. June 4, 2001; Laws 2002, c. 34, &sect; 2, emerg. eff. April 11, 2002; Laws 2004, c. 101, &sect; 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2004; Laws 2010, c. 189, &sect; 21, eff. Jan. 1, 2011.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;49-6. Authority - Provision of legal advice.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. Notaries public shall have authority within any county in this state to make the proof and acknowledgement of deeds and other instruments of writing required to be proved or acknowledged; to administer oaths; to demand acceptance or payment of foreign or inland bills of exchange and promissory notes, and protest the same for nonacceptance or nonpayment, as the same may require, and to exercise such other powers and duties as by law of nations and commercial usage may be performed by notaries public. A notary may not notarize his or her own signature.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. No notary public, except those who are licensed attorneys or otherwise authorized by law to represent persons on immigration or citizenship matters, shall hold himself or herself out as having expertise in providing legal advice on any proceeding, filing or action affecting the immigration or citizenship status of another person. For purposes of this section, &ldquo;legal advice&rdquo; means any direct or indirect advice or counsel related to provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act including, but not limited to, assistance in the selection of immigration forms required by the Immigration and Nationality Act, advice or council related to responses to information required on forms by the Immigration and Nationality Act, or acting in a representative capacity in an attempt to redress wrongs or secure benefits provided by the Immigration and Nationality Act. Any notary public who provides nonlegal assistance on any proceeding, filing or action affecting the immigration or citizenship status of another person shall give the following notice to that person verbally and in writing: &ldquo;I am not a licensed attorney or representative of any government agency with authority over immigration or citizenship and, therefore, cannot offer legal advice about immigration or any other legal matters.&rdquo; If the notary public operates a business or advertises in any language other than English, such notice shall be given in both English and in the other language or languages. Literal translation of the phrase &ldquo;notary public&rdquo; into Spanish, hereby defined as &ldquo;notario publico&rdquo; or &ldquo;notario&rdquo;, is prohibited. For purposes of this section, &ldquo;literal translation&rdquo; of a word or phrase from one language to another means the translation of a word or phrase without regard to the true meaning of the word or phrase in the language which is being translated.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">R.L.1910, &sect; 4245. Amended by Laws 1971, c. 48, &sect; 1, emerg. eff. March 30, 1971; Laws 1975, c. 165, &sect; 2, emerg. eff. May 20, 1975; Laws 2003, c. 191, &sect; 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2003.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;49-6.1. Violation of Section 6 - Penalties.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Any individual convicted of violating subsection B of Section 6 of Title 49 of the Oklahoma Statutes shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be subject to a fine not to exceed One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00). Upon receipt of a final judgment against a notary public for a violation of subsection B of Section 6 of Title 49 of the Oklahoma Statutes from a district court of this state or its equivalent from a foreign jurisdiction, the Secretary of State shall revoke the appointment of the notary for a period of eight (8) years.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2003, c.191, &sect; 3, eff. July 1, 2003.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;497. Record of protests.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">In cases of protests for banks, notaries shall keep a register thereof in a book provided for that purpose by the bank, and the notary shall not be required to deliver such register to the county clerk, but shall leave the same in the possession of such bank.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">R.L. 1910, &sect; 4246.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;49-8. Repealed by Laws 2001, c. 406, &sect; 26, emerg. eff. June 4, 2001.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;49-9. Repealed by Laws 2001, c. 406, &sect; 26, emerg. eff. June 4, 2001.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;4910. Statute of limitations.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">No suit shall be instituted against any such notary or his securities more than three (3) years after the cause of action accrues.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">R.L. 1910, &sect; 4249.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;49-11. Name and address changes - Fees, bond and seal.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. If a notary&rsquo;s resident address changes, the notary must inform the Secretary of State in writing within thirty (30) days of such change. The notary is not required to file a new bond or obtain another seal if the notary moves from one county to another.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. If a name change occurs in the middle of a term, the notary has two options:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. The notary may continue to use the former name as issued on the existing commission until it expires; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. The notary may use the notary&rsquo;s new name by completing and filing an application with the Secretary of State with a fee of Twenty-five Dollars ($25.00). A new commission expiration date will be established. It will be necessary for the notary to purchase a new seal and obtain a new bond for filing with the court clerk.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 2001, c. 406, &sect; 18, emerg. eff. June 4, 2001.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;49-101. Repealed by Laws 1985, c. 131, &sect; 12, eff. Nov. 1, 1985.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;49-102. Repealed by Laws 1985, c. 131, &sect; 12, eff. Nov. 1, 1985.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;49-103. Repealed by Laws 1985, c. 131, &sect; 12, eff. Nov. 1, 1985.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;49-104. Repealed by Laws 1985, c. 131, &sect; 12, eff. Nov. 1, 1985.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;49-105. Repealed by Laws 1985, c. 131, &sect; 12, eff. Nov. 1, 1985.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;49-106. Repealed by Laws 1985, c. 131, &sect; 12, eff. Nov. 1, 1985.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;49-107. Repealed by Laws 1985, c. 131, &sect; 12, eff. Nov. 1, 1985.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;49-108. Repealed by Laws 1985, c. 131, &sect; 12, eff. Nov. 1, 1985.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;49-109. Repealed by Laws 1985, c. 131, &sect; 12, eff. Nov. 1, 1985.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;49111. Short title.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Sections 1 through 11 of this act shall be known and may be cited as the Uniform Law on Notarial Acts.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1985, c. 131, &sect; 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1985.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;49112. Definitions.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">As used in the Uniform Law on Notarial Acts:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. "Notarial acts" means any act that a notary public of this state is authorized to perform, and includes taking an acknowledgment, administering an oath or affirmation, taking a verification upon oath or affirmation, witnessing or attesting a signature, certifying or attesting a copy, and noting a protest of a negotiable instrument.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. "Acknowledgment" means a declaration by a person that the person has executed an instrument for the purposes stated therein and, if the instrument is executed in a representative capacity, that the person signed the instrument with proper authority and executed it as the act of the person or entity represented and identified therein.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. "Verification upon oath or affirmation" means a declaration that a statement is true made by a person upon oath or affirmation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. "In a representative capacity" means:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">a.&nbsp;&nbsp;for and on behalf of a corporation, partnership, trust, or other entity, as an authorized officer, agent, partner, trustee, or other representative;&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">b.&nbsp;&nbsp;as a public officer, personal representative, guardian, or other representative, in the capacity recited in the instrument;&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">c.&nbsp;&nbsp;as an attorneyinfact for a principal; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls2"><span class="cls0">d.&nbsp;&nbsp;in any other capacity as an authorized representative of another.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">5. "Notarial officer" means a notary public or any other person authorized to perform notarial acts in the place in which the act is performed.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1985, c. 131, &sect; 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1985.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;49113. Taking acknowledgment or verification Witnessing or attesting signature Certifying or attesting copies Making or noting protest Evidence of true signature.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. In taking an acknowledgment, the notarial officer must determine, either from personal knowledge or from satisfactory evidence, that the person appearing before the officer and making the acknowledgment is the person whose true signature is on the instrument.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. In taking a verification upon oath or affirmation, the notarial officer must determine, either from personal knowledge or from satisfactory evidence, that the person appearing before the officer and making the verification is the person whose true signature is on the statement verified.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. In witnessing or attesting a signature the notarial officer must determine, either from personal knowledge or from satisfactory evidence, that the signature is that of the person appearing before the officer and named therein.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. In certifying or attesting a copy of a document or other item, the notarial officer must determine that the proffered copy is a full, true, and accurate transcription or reproduction of that which was copied. In the case of official records, only the custodian of the official records may issue an official certified copy.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">E. In making or noting a protest of a negotiable instrument the notarial officer must determine the matters set forth in Section 3509 of the Uniform Commercial Code.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">F. A notarial officer has satisfactory evidence that a person is the person whose true signature is on a document if that person is personally known to the notarial officer, is identified upon the oath or affirmation of a credible witness personally known to the notarial officer or is identified on the basis of identification documents.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1985, c. 131, &sect; 3, eff. Nov. 1, 1985.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;49114. Person who may perform notarial acts Federal acts Genuineness of signature.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. A notarial act may be performed within this state by the following persons:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. a notary public of this state;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. a judge, secretary-bailiff of a judge, clerk, or deputy clerk of any court of this state;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. all judge advocates, staff judge advocates, assistant judge advocates and all legal officers of the state military forces in performance of their official duties for military personnel and their dependents; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&nbsp;&nbsp;4. any other person authorized to perform the specific act by the law of this state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. Notarial acts performed within this state under federal authority have the same effect as if performed by a notarial officer of this state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. The signature and title of a person performing a notarial act are prima facie evidence that the signature is genuine and that the person holds the designated title.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1985, c. 131, &sect; 4, eff. Nov. 1, 1985. Amended by Laws 1990, c. 78, &sect; 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1990; Laws 1992, c. 89, &sect; 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1992.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;49115. Notarial acts performed in another state, commonwealth, territory, district, or possession of the United States.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. A notarial act has the same effect pursuant to the laws of this state as if performed by a notarial officer of this state, if performed in another state, commonwealth, territory, district, or possession of the United States by any of the following persons:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. a notary public of that jurisdiction;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. a judge, clerk, or deputy clerk of a court of that jurisdiction;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&nbsp;&nbsp;3. all judge advocates, staff judge advocates, assistant judge advocates and all legal officers of the state military forces; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. any other person authorized by the law of that jurisdiction to perform notarial acts.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. Notarial acts performed in other jurisdictions of the United States under federal authority have the same effect as if performed by a notarial officer of this state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. The signature and title of a person performing a notarial act are prima facie evidence that the signature is genuine and that the person holds the designated title.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. The signature and indicated title of an officer listed in this section conclusively establish the authority of a holder of that title to perform a notarial act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1985, c. 131, &sect; 5, eff. Nov. 1, 1985. Amended by Laws 1990, c. 78, &sect; 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1990.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;49116. Notarial acts performed by certain federal officers.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. A notarial act has the same effect pursuant to the laws of this state as if performed by a notarial officer of this state if performed anywhere by any of the following persons under authority granted by the law of the United States:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. a judge, clerk, or deputy clerk of a court;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. a commissioned officer on active duty in the military service of the United States;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. an officer of the foreign service or consular officer of the United States; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. any other person authorized by federal law to perform notarial acts.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. The signature and title of a person performing a notarial act are prima facie evidence that the signature is genuine and that the person holds the designated title.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. The signature and indicated title of an officer listed in this section conclusively establish the authority of a holder of that title to perform a notarial act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1985, c. 131, &sect; 6, eff. Nov. 1, 1985.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;49117. Notarial acts performed by officer of foreign nation or multinational or international organization.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. A notarial act has the same effect pursuant to the laws of this state as if performed by a notarial officer of this state if performed within the jurisdiction of and under authority of a foreign nation or its constituent units or a multinational or international organization by any of the following persons:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. a notary public or notary;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. a judge, clerk, or deputy clerk of a court of record; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. any other person authorized by the law of that jurisdiction to perform notarial acts.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. An "Apostille" in the form prescribed by the Hague Convention of October 5, 1961, conclusively establishes that the signature of the notarial officer is genuine and that the officer holds the indicated office.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. A certificate by a foreign service or consular officer of the United States stationed in the nation under the jurisdiction of which the notarial act was performed, or a certificate by a foreign service or consular officer of that nation stationed in the United States, conclusively establishes any matter relating to the authenticity or validity of the notarial act set forth in the certificate.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">D. An official stamp or seal of the person performing the notarial act is prima facie evidence that the signature is genuine and that the person holds the indicated title.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">E. An official stamp or seal of an officer listed in this section is prima facie evidence that a person with the indicated title has authority to perform notarial acts.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">F. If the title of office and indication of authority to perform notarial acts appears either in a digest of foreign law or in a list customarily used as a source for that information, the authority of an officer with that title to perform notarial acts is conclusively established.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1985, c. 131, &sect; 7, eff. Nov. 1, 1985.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;49118. Certification of notarial act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A. A notarial act must 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 must 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 must also include the rank of the officer.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">B. A certificate of a notarial act is sufficient if it meets the requirements of subsection A of this section and it:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. is in the short form set forth in Section 9 of this act;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. is in a form otherwise prescribed by the law of this state;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. is in a form prescribed by the laws or regulations applicable in the place in which the notarial act was performed; or&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. sets forth the actions of the notarial officer and those are sufficient to meet the requirements of the designated notarial act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">C. By executing a certificate of a notarial act, the notarial officer certifies that the officer has made the determinations required by Section 3 of this act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1985, c. 131, &sect; 8, eff. Nov. 1, 1985.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;49119. Short form certificates of notarial acts.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">The following short form certificates of notarial acts are sufficient for the purposes indicated, if completed with the information required by subsection A of Section 8 of this act:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">1. For an acknowledgment in an individual capacity:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls3"><span class="cls0">State of&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls3"><span class="cls0">County of&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">This instrument was acknowledged before me on (date) by (name(s) of person(s)).&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">(Signature of notarial officer)&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">(Seal, if any)&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Title (and Rank)&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&nbsp;&nbsp;(My commission expires: )&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">2. For an acknowledgment in a representative capacity:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">State of&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">County of&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">This instrument was acknowledged before me on (date) by (name(s) of person(s)) as (type of authority, e.g., officer, trustee, etc.) of (name of party on behalf of whom instrument was executed).&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">(Signature of notarial officer)&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">(Seal, if any)&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> Title (and Rank)&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">(My commission expires: )&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">3. For a verification upon oath or affirmation:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls3"><span class="cls0">State of&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls3"><span class="cls0">County of&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Signed and sworn to (or affirmed) before me on (date) by (name(s) of person(s) making statement).&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> &nbsp;&nbsp;(Signature of notarial officer)&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">(Seal, if any)&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">&nbsp;&nbsp;Title (and Rank)&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">(My commission expires: )&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">4. For witnessing or attesting a signature:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls3"><span class="cls0">State of&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls3"><span class="cls0">County of&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Signed or attested before me on (date) by (name(s) of person(s)).&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">(Signature of notarial officer)&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">(Seal, if any)&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Title (and Rank)&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">(My commission expires: )&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">5. For attestation of a copy of a document:&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls3"><span class="cls0">State of&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls3"><span class="cls0">County of&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">I certify that this is a true and correct copy of a document in the possession of&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Dated&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">(Signature of notarial officer)&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">(Seal, if any)&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Title (and Rank)&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0"> &nbsp;&nbsp;(My commission expires: )&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1985, c. 131, &sect; 9, eff. Nov. 1, 1985.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;49120. Construction and application of act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">A notarial act performed prior to November 1, 1985, is not affected by the provisions of the Uniform Law on Notarial Acts. The Uniform Law on Notarial Acts provides an additional method of proving notarial acts. Nothing in the Uniform Law on Notarial Acts diminishes or invalidates the recognition accorded to notarial acts by other laws or regulations of this state.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1985, c. 131, &sect; 10, eff. Nov. 1, 1985.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="cls0">&sect;49121. Interpretation of act.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">The Uniform Law on Notarial Acts shall be so interpreted as to make uniform the laws of those states which enact it.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="cls0">Added by Laws 1985, c. 131, &sect; 11, eff. Nov. 1, 1985.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="cls1">&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </body> </html>

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