A Wyoming notary acknowledgment form contains a written statement authenticating signatures on other legal documents. To verify a signature, the requesting party must bring their documents to a notary public. Then, the notary confirms their identity and purposes for signing the document.
Upon verification, a notary public can fill out the acknowledgment form with details like their information, the date, and the signer’s name. The notary public should witness the signature and ensure the party is signing without coercion. The notary signs their name and affixes their official stamp to execute the form.
Form of Acknowledgement: Under WY Stat § 32-3-115, short-form certificates are acceptable if they contain the notary’s signature, stamp/seal, and status expiration date. Please note that this form must specify if the acknowledgment is in an individual or representative capacity.
Notary Term of Commission: Six years (WY Stat § 32-3-120).
Notary Handbook: The Secretary of State offers ample resources for notary publics, including highlighted laws and sample notarial certificates.
Is Online Notarization Legal in Wyoming?
Yes. Wyoming’s Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts permits online notarization if the form explicitly states that the notary authenticated the signature remotely. The notary should also maintain a journal of all records they authenticate.
How to Notarize
Step 1 – Locate a Notary
Step 2 – Bring Your Document
Step 3 – Present Your ID
Present your ID if the notary doesn’t know you personally. The ID can be a driver’s license, passport, or another form of identification that a state, federal, or tribal government agency issued. It shouldn’t be more than three years expired (WY Stat. § 32-3-102).
Step 4 – Sign the Form
Allow the notary public to review your ID card and confirm your identity. Sign your name on the legal document you presented. If you already signed your name, attest that the signature is yours.
How to Verify a Notary
Wyoming doesn’t have an official notary search tool. However, you can use a private search portal to verify a notary:
- Navigate to NotaryPublicStamps.com’s search tool.
- Enter the notary’s name or license number into the search bar. If you don’t have this information, you can conduct a wider search by starting your search with the city, county, state, or ZIP code.
- View the search results to see if the notary is active.
How to Write (for Notary)
- Download a notary acknowledgment form in PDF or Word format.
- Collect the legal document you’re acknowledging.
- Fill out all relevant fields, including the following:
- Your name
- The requesting party’s name
- The requesting party’s ID evidence
- Sign your name and affix your official seal/stamp. Include your title and commission expiration date.