SOS/CA Notary Newsletter and New Ack/Jurat Forms for 2008

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Notary Acknowledgements and Jurats for the State of California




Comments (7)

Leroy Dunson
N/A - Carson, CA
The Notary News is a newsletter for California notaries public, published by the Notary Public Section of the Business Programs Division of the Office of the California Secretary of State. It's a great idea, and it contains various useful information.
Jan 11, 2008 01:13 PM
Therese Burgueno
TB Notary Services - Oakley, CA
Mobile Notary -Loan Signing Agent
Absolutely a great idea!  It's even an easy read.
Jan 11, 2008 02:15 PM
Kelly Robertson
The Robertson Group - Temecula, CA

Hi Friends -

You can also download Free PDF forms at plus Dan Jones, the owner (and a great guy) has a simple explanation of the new 2008 rules and guidelines IN PLAIN ENGLISH so everyone can get a handle on it.  They're really very simple anyhow -- I just posted the info on the Notary Education group that Laura Vestanen started here on AR. 

Take care and I'm sending everyone best wishes for success in 2008!

Love, Kelly


Jan 12, 2008 12:26 AM
Find a Notary Public needAnotary
QEC Internet Services - Long Beach, CA

Attention All Notaries

We posted a blog ( with links to California 2008 Notary forms on our site inside of the Notary Lounge.  These forms can be completed online and customer printed with your client information to deter fraud and save you time and are very convenient from any online connection.

We have a lot of other neat and beneficial resources for notaries.  There is no registration or membership required to use any resources in our Notary Lounge.  It is vitally important that the correct form be used, as documents without valid language will be rejected for recording if dated after Jan 1, 2008 by the County Recorder’s offices.  There are severe fines and penalties if you neglect your duty under the new changes in notary law.

A notary public who willfully states as true any material fact that he or she knows to be false shall be subject to a civil penalty not exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000).
Feb 21, 2008 01:06 PM
Steve Harless
Resolution Realty - Las Vegas, NV
excellent posts
May 02, 2008 06:08 AM
Carey Pott
January Financial - Foothill Ranch, CA

Important information - I'm amazed that many lenders STILL haven't changed some of the wording on the preprinted jurats and acks they have in the docs.

Jun 11, 2008 06:10 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Effective January 1, 2015, every certificate of acknowledgment, jurat, and proof of execution by a subscribing witness must include the following disclaimer. The disclaimer must be legible in an enclosed box at the top of the certificate above the venue statement.

A notary public or other officer completing this
certificate verifies only the identity of the
individual who signed the document to which this
certificate is attached, and not the truthfulness,
accuracy, or validity of that document.
All certificates of acknowledgment, jurats, and proofs of execution completed by a notary public must be worded exactly the same as required by California Civil Code section 1189 (certificate of acknowledgment), California Government Code section 8202 (jurat), and California Civil Code section 1195 (proof of execution by a subscribing witness certificate).
It is not acceptable to affix a notary public seal and signature to a document without the correct notarial wording.
Jun 18, 2015 02:05 AM