A Nevada notary acknowledgment form is used by notaries to validate signatures on legal documents. Notarization certifies the signer’s identity and their free will signing. Unlike other notarial acts, the signer doesn’t need to sign in the notary’s presence. They must present the document and a valid ID with their signature. The notary verifies the individual’s identity and willingness and then completes the form to notarize the document.
Form of Acknowledgment: According to § 240.1663, the document should have distinct sections for different entities like individuals, corporations, LLCs, partnerships, attorneys-in-fact, public officers, trustees, and personal representatives. It needs to detail the location, date, signer’s name, and signature, plus the notary’s signature, seal, and commission expiry date.
Notary Term of Commission: Four years (§ 240.260).
Notary Handbook: The Notary Divisions page by the Secretary of State highlights information on notarial acts and how to become a notary.
Is Online Notarization Legal in Nevada?
Yes, online notarization is indeed legal in Nevada. According to the Nevada Secretary of State, an electronic notary public is authorized to perform electronic notarial acts using audio-video communication for individuals located in Nevada, as well as those located outside the state but within the United States, as outlined in NRS 240.1993.
How to Notarize
Step 1 – Locate a Notary
To get a notary acknowledgment for your document, search for a public notary. You can often find them at banks, credit unions (like Wells Fargo and US Bank), UPS Stores, or search for a local private notary.
Step 2 – Prepare Your Document
Ensure all sections of your legal document are completed before visiting the notary. If witnesses are required, they should sign after you, ensuring the dates of signing match. Note that the notary doesn’t need to witness the signing for a notary acknowledgment.
Step 3 – Present Identification
When you meet with the notary, provide a valid ID as required for verification.
Step 4 – Notarization
The notary will complete the process by filling in the notary acknowledgment form and then signing and stamping the document.
How to Verify a Notary
- Access the Notary Directory Search of the American Association of Notaries webpage.
- Proceed by inputting a city name or a zip code for your search. If using a zip code, select the desired search radius from the “Distance in miles” drop-down menu. Once set, click on the Search button to display the results of your notary search.
- Once the search is complete, a list of relevant results will be presented. This list includes the address, name, and phone number of each notary. By clicking on a notary’s highlighted name, you will be directed to their comprehensive profile.
- Examine their commission specifics, communication details, and credentials.
How to Write (for Notary)
- Start by downloading the form in either PDF or Word and entering the name of the county or municipality where the notarization will occur.
- Below the county or municipality field, fill in the date of the notarization, including day, month, and year, and then provide the name(s) of the signer(s) involved in the document.
- Complete the form by signing your name and providing your title or rank, along with your serial number (if applicable) and the date when your commission is set to expire, in the designated areas of the form.