2012 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 34 - PROPERTY, CONVEYANCES AND SECURITY TRANSACTIONS
CHAPTER 26 - NOTARIAL ACTS
34-26-107. Certificate of notarial acts; presumptive evidence.
(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 the office. If the officer is a commissioned notarial officer, 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:
(i) Is in the short form set forth in W.S. 34-26-108;
(ii) Is in a form otherwise prescribed by the law of this state;
(iii) Is in a form prescribed by the laws or regulations applicable in the place in which the notarial act was performed; or
(iv) Sets forth the actions of the notarial officer and those are sufficient to meet the requirements of the designated notarial act.
(c) In addition to the presumptive evidence established by W.S. 32-1-107 and as otherwise provided in this chapter, a certificate of a notarial act shall be received as presumptive evidence that:
(i) If the instrument to which the certificate is affixed was executed by natural persons acting in their own right, that such person or persons personally appeared before the notarial officer, were known to the officer to be the person or persons described in and who executed such instrument, and that the person or persons acknowledged that the document was acknowledged freely and voluntarily;
(ii) If the instrument to which the certificate is affixed was executed by an attorney-in-fact acting for a natural person, that the attorney personally appeared before the notarial officer, was known by the officer to be the party who executed the instrument on behalf of the natural person and that the attorney acknowledged that the instrument was executed and acknowledged as the free and voluntary act of the natural person;
(iii) If the instrument to which the certificate is affixed was executed by a corporation or other entity which is not a natural person, that the president or other official who signed the instrument on behalf of the entity appeared before and was personally known to the officer making the certificate and was duly sworn and upon oath represented that the person was the president or other officer or agent of the corporation or entity, that the seal affixed to the instrument is the corporate seal of the corporation or entity, that the instrument was signed and sealed on behalf of the corporation or entity by the authority of the board of directors or trustees thereof and that the officer who executed the instrument acknowledged the instrument to be the free act and deed of the corporation or entity. If the corporation or entity does not have a corporate seal, a recital of that fact shall be inserted at the end of the certificate by the notarial officer.
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