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July 8, 2020

Idaho Acknowledgment Certificates

Here is a sample Idaho Acknowledgment Certificate.

State of Idaho
County of _____________

This record was acknowledged before me on _____________(date) by______________(name[s] of individual[s]).

_________________________ (Signature of notary public)


My commission expires: _________


June 20, 2020

Hawaii Acknowledgment Form

Here is an example of Hawaii Notary Acknowledgment Wording

State of Hawaii
County of ___________

On this ______ day of ____________, 20_____, before me personally appeared___________, to me known to be the person described in and who executed the foregoing instrument, and acknowledged that he executed the same as his free act and deed.


Signature of Notary Public

Print Name:____________
My commission expires: _____________________


June 10, 2020

Georgia Notary Acknowledgment Information

Here is some sample Georgia Notary Acknowledgment Wording.

State of Georgia
County of _________________
This record was acknowledged before me on ______________________ Date by ________________________________________________________,
Printed name of individual signing document

who is ____ personally known or ____ proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence to be the person who appeared before me.

(signature of notary public) Notary Public, State of Georgia Stamp/Seal

My commission expires: ________


June 2, 2020

Wyoming Acknowledgment Certificate

Here is an example of a Wyoming Notary Acknowledgment Form

State of Wyoming
County of ____________________

This instrument entitled _____________________________ was acknowledged before me on ______ (date) being acknowledged ____________________________ by ____________________ (Name of Person) .


Signature of Notarial Officer

Title (e.g. Notary Public) OR Rank (Rank if officer in active military)

My commission expires: __________________________________


May 31, 2020

Delaware acknowledgment Certificate

Delaware acknowledgment verbiage; Delaware acknowledgment wording; Delaware acknowledgment form

Below is a sample of a Delaware acknowledgment form.

State of __________

County of ____________

The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this (date) by

_____________________ (name of person acknowledged).

(signature of person taking acknowledgement) (title or rank)

(serial number, if any)


May 24, 2020

Colorado Acknowledgment Wording

Colorado Acknowledgment Verbiage; Colorado Acknowledgment Form;

Below is the official Colorado Acknowledgment Wording. The word “seal” below refers to the notary’s official stamp. Please keep in mind that in a notarial context, a seal could mean a signature or a stamp depending on the situation.

State of Colorado
County of ________

The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this ______ (date) by _________ (name of person acknowledged)


Notary’s official signature
My commission expires: __________________


May 20, 2020

Arkansas Acknowledgment Wording

Arkansas Acknowledgment Verbiage; Arkansas Acknowledgment Form;
Below is the official Arkansas Acknowledgment Wording. Please keep in mind that the seal should be affixed at the bottom of this form.

State of Arkansas
County of ______________
On this the___________ day of _________, 20 , before me, (__________name of notary), the undersigned notary, personally appeared ____________(name(s) of signer(s)) known to me (or satisfactorily proven) to be the person whose name(s) is/are subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged that he/she/they executed the same for the purposes therein contained. In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and official seal. ____________________________________ [Seal of Office] Signature of Notary Public My Commission expires:______


May 14, 2020

Arizona Acknowledgment Wording

Arizona Acknowledgment Verbiage; Arizona Acknowledgment Form;

Below is the official Arizona Acknowledgment wording. Please keep in mind that the person doing the acknowledging is the signer and not the notary. The notary certifies the acknowledgment by virtue of filling out the Arizona Acknowledgment certificate form and stamping it and also (in most states) filling out a corresponding journal entry. The Notary seal should be affixed at the bottom of this form.

Acknowledgment for Individual

State of Arizona

County of _____________________

The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this _________ day of ______________________, ____________, by _____________________________ (person).



Print Name: ______________________

My Commission Expires:



April 17, 2020

Alaska Acknowledgment Wording

Here is the official Alaska Acknowledgment wording. Please keep in mind that Alaska has a network of boroughs and does not have official counties or parishes like other states.

State of Alaska

Judicial District (or County of ________________)

The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this ____________ day of ___________, ________________ by ____________________________________________ (signing party) ___________________________________ (marital status).

Notary Public

Print Name __________________________
Serial Number, if any: _________________

My commission expires:


There is also something called Alaska Corporate Acknowledgment Wording which includes the capacity of the signer.


April 11, 2020

California Assembly Bill 5 (2019) and how it affects Notaries

Filed under: California_Notary — admin @ 9:10 am

Someone emailed me about Assembly Bill 5 which is a California law currently. This bill limits the use of classifying subcontractors as independent contractors rather than classifying them as employees.

Employees are entitled to more labor protections such as sick leave, minimum wage, unemployment, workman’s comp, and more.

Companies such as Lyft, DoorDash, and Uber agreed to spend millions for a ballot initiative to oppose this bill.

As most bills that are socialist in nature, the premise is to “help” workers. But, the result is to make it very expensive and cumbersome to hire local workers. The advent of unions made it prohibitively expensive to hire domestic workers which resulted in lots of outsourcing. In the long run the unions did more harm than good for the workers. Assembly Bill 5 results in compromising American freedoms such as the right to form your own agreements and contracts with paid help. Many companies with particular business models will no longer have the freedom to decide whether to hire someone as a contractor or employee and face the risk of being penalized by the state.

So, how does this affect mobile notaries? Mobile notaries must now pass a strict level of qualifications to be considered independent contractors. They must meet all three conditions.

1. The worker is free from the control and direction of the hiring party in connection with the performance of the work, both under the contract for the performance of such work and in fact
2. The worker performs work that is outside the usual course of the hiring entity’s business
3. The worker is customarily engaged in an independently established trade, occupation, or business of the same nature as the work performed for the hiring entity

Title companies that hire notaries often hire more experienced notaries who do not need any hand holding. However signing companies are famous for micromanaging notaries, telling them what to do and how to do it, and requiring lots of fax backs. Signing companies are violating stipulation #1 in the list of requirements of having independent contractors. Additionally, signing agents, do signing work which is not outside the usual course of what a signing company does. That is their main type of work and not something outsourced like accounting or computer repair. As far as condition #3, most Notaries do Notary related work for many different hiring parties, so although they may or may not pass condition #1, definitely don’t pass #2, the will pass condition #3.

Will this mean that Notaries in California can no longer function as signing agents without being put on payroll? Would this be good or bad? I think it is a disaster and this bill is another milestone in the end of American freedom and the onset of socialism or communism in America (boo). But, what if signing companies outside of California hire signing agents within California? Can the state of California still sue them or penalize them for not following local rules? Maybe companies will have to hire full time and part time on-call employees to do their bidding. There is a company in Missouri that already does this on their own free will — notice that I said free will. Forcing this business model on companies is just not nice. It might also be disastrous for the directory business.

On a brighter note, maybe most signing agents and signing companies will ignore this rule and not get into trouble. After all, to enforce this rule requires attorneys and they do not work for cheap.

Personally I feel this bill is intrusive, a violation of our freedoms, and counterproductive. It will lead to a lot of unemployment, poverty and misery all under the guise of wanting to make downtrodden people’s lives better by having lots of artificial restrictions on employment.

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