New Legislation Regarding Notaries Public (SB 1050)

Effective January 1, 2015, Civil Code section 1189 (a)(1)  is amended to read “Any certificate of acknowledgment taken within this state shall include a notice at the top of the certificate of acknowledgment in an enclosed box...This notice shall be legible.”

The notice at the top of acknowledgment certificate, execution or jurat shall read as follows:

Click here for sample Acknowledgment.

Click here for sample Jurat.

Please note: Documents notarized on or after January 1, 2015, will be required to have the new verbiage or they will be rejected.