2017 Utah Code
Title 57 - Real Estate
Chapter 2a - Recognition of Acknowledgments Act
Section 4 - Proof of authority -- Prima facie evidence.

Universal Citation: UT Code § 57-2a-4 (2017)
57-2a-4. Proof of authority -- Prima facie evidence.
  • (1) Except as provided in Subsections (2) and (3), the signature, title or rank, branch of service, and serial number, if any, of any person described in Subsection 57-2a-3(2) are sufficient proof of his authority to perform a notarial act. Further proof of his authority is not required.
  • (2) Proof of the authority of a person to perform a notarial act under the laws or regulations of a foreign country is sufficient if:
    • (a) a foreign service officer of the United States resident in the country in which the act is performed or a diplomatic or consular officer of the foreign country resident in the United States certifies that a person holding that office is authorized to perform the act;
    • (b) the official seal of the person performing the notarial act is affixed to the document; or
    • (c) the title and indication of authority to perform notarial acts of the person appears either in a digest of foreign law or in a list customarily used as a source of such information.
  • (3) The signature and title or rank of the person performing the notarial act are prima facie evidence that he is a person with the designated title and that his signature is genuine.


Amended by Chapter 306, 2007 General Session
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