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November 5, 2013

California Jurat Wording Explained

Here is some sample California Jurat Wording

State of California
County of_________

Subscribed and sworn to (or affirmed) before me on this _____ day of _____________(month),

______(year), by_____________________, proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence

to be the person(s) who appeared before me.


A California Jurat is a type of notary act that requires the signer or affiant to sign the document in the presence of the California Notary Public in addition to swearing under Oath before the California Notary.

The top part of the California Jurat Verbiage is called the Venue. The venue basically documents the state and county where the notary act is taking place. Please notice that the county is left blank because notaries could be in any of California’s 50+ counties and also are likely to travel to neighboring counties from time to time.

The body of the California Jurat Verbiage states that:
(1) The signer subscribed before the notary – This simply means that they signed the respective

document before the California Notary Public.
(2) The affiant swore or affirmed before the notary.
(3) The date of the notary transaction is documented.
(4) The name of the affiant or signer is documented
(5) The signer appeared before the notary.
(6) The signer proved their identity with satisfactory evidence which means they produced ID or were identified through the use of credible witnesses. Being personally known to the notary is no longer acceptable as identification.

The bottom of the California Jurat Form has room for the signature of the notary. The signer does not sign the certificate section of the Jurat. They sign the statement section of the Jurat. Below the signature (or to the right) goes the official California Notary Seal.