Type of Notarizations

1. Taking an acknowledgment,

Acknowledgment” means a declaration by an individual before a notarial officer that the individual has signed a record for the purpose stated in the record and, if the record is signed in a representative capacity, that the individual signed the record with proper authority and signed it as the act of the individual

2. Administering an oath or affirmation,

Oaths and affirmations are some of the most common notarial acts. An oath is a solemn statement or promise that is worded as a pledge to God or a higher power. An affirmation is also a formalized vow, but it is a pledge on the person’s honor and does not mention a deity.

3. Taking a verification on oath or affirmation,

A verification on oath or affirmation is a declaration, made by an individual on oath or affirmation before a notarial officer, that a statement in a record is true. The term includes an affidavit.

4. Witnessing or attesting a signature,

The Signature Witnessing or Attesting certificate is used to determine that the signature appearing on a document is that of the person appearing before the Notary and named in the document

5. Certifying or attesting a copy or deposition

Copy Certification Requirements

A notarial officer who certifies or attests to a copy of a record or an item that was copied shall determine that the copy is a full, true, and accurate transcription or reproduction of the record or item.

6. Noting a protest of a negotiable instrument.

Any notary public who is a stockholder, director, officer, employee or agent of a bank or other corporation may protest for nonacceptance or nonpayment bills of exchange, drafts, checks, notes and other negotiable instruments which may be owned or held for collection by such bank or other corporation, unless such notary is individually a party to such instrument.