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Types of Notary

Acknowledgments
Acknowledgments

Because acknowledgments and jurats are different notarizations with different purposes, each requires its own certificate wording. You cannot use a jurat certificate for an acknowledgment, or vice versa. Make sure you use certificate wording that is acceptable under your own state’s rules.

Copy Certification
Copy Certification

A notary cannot make a certified copy of a copy because of the risk of document alteration and fraud. Some states prohibit making a copy of a driver's license. The law is silent on whether a black and white certified copy of a color document is acceptable.

Jurats
Jurats

A jurat cannot be executed by someone offering to take the oath in someone else’s name — the original signer must swear or affirm the oath in person before the Notary. Acknowledgment And Jurat Certificates Because acknowledgments and jurats are different notarizations with different purposes, each requires its own certificate wording.

Oaths/Affirmations
Oaths/Affirmations

While both oaths and affirmations are notarial acts that compel a person to tell the truth, an oath is a solemn, spoken pledge to God or a Supreme Being, while an affirmation is a spoken pledge made on the signer’s personal honor with no reference to a higher power.

Signature Witnessing
Signature Witnessing

Signature Witnessing State of Utah) § County of _____) On this _____ day of _____, in the year _____, before me, _____, date month year name of notary public personally appeared _____, proved to me through satisfactory evidence name of document signer of identification, which was _____ to be the person whose name is signed on form of identification the preceding or attached document in my ...