From: Marc L. Aronson [mailto:maro...@notary.org]
Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 1:24 PM
Subject: [legalxml-enotary] Notarial certificate always required??
Please see below.
I was thinking after the call about this.
Does this make a mess for Arshad?
There may be other states. Do you need more information?
"Is it possible that a `notarized document' could contain a notary signature
and perhaps commissioning information, but not contain an acknowledgment or
form of jurat or the like? Isn't there something like that in Maryland? I need
chapter and verse if you have it."
18-113. Procedure in absence of notarial certificate
(a) In general. -- If a document presented for notarization does not contain a
notarial certificate reflecting the taking of an oath or acknowledgment, a
notary may nevertheless witness the signing of the document in the notary's
official capacity, in accordance with subsection (b) of this section.
(b) Witnessing requirements. -- A notary acting as a witness in the notary's
official capacity under subsection (a) of this section shall:
(1) obtain satisfactory proof of the identity of the person signing the
(2) observe the signing of the document;
(3) date, sign, and seal or stamp the document; and