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Arkansas Notary Acknowledgment Form

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Arkansas Notary Acknowledgment Form

Updated August 31, 2023

An Arkansas notary acknowledgment form is a document that authenticates a person’s signature. This form must be completed by a notary public once they have verified the identities of all parties involved and either witnessed the parties sign the document, or confirmed that all parties did so of their own free will. It is recommended that individuals wait until they are in the presence of a notary before signing their documents, as doing so could help prevent legal delays in the future. The Arkansas notary acknowledgment form must be completed with the notarization date and the notary’s name, seal/stamp, signature, and title.

Laws§ 16-47-107

Notary Handbook – An essential guide to the proper notary practices, duties, responsibilities, and other pertinent information relating to commissioned officers.

How to Change Your Name (5 steps)

  1. Locate Notary
  2. Present Paperwork
  3. Sign
  4. Affirm
  5. Certify

1. Locate Notary

There are a number of places one can visit should one require notarization of a document. The following is a brief list of the most common places to find a notary public:

2. Present Paperwork

Present all documents (completed except for signature fields) to the notary public. All signers must appear before the notary at this point in time. Unless the notary can personally recognize the signing parties, identification must be presented by each signer.

3. Sign

If all participating individuals have already signed the document, which is the case for acknowledgments, they must make a declaration to the notary to prove the signatures’ authenticity. For all other notarial acts, all parties must sign the document in front of the notary public.

4. Affirm

Some notarial acts will also require an oath or affirmation attesting to the legitimacy of the contents of the document being notarized.

5. Certify

After identifying all parties involved and verifying the signatures, the notary can complete a notarial certificate. Notarization will not be valid unless the notary signs, dates, and stamps/seals the certificate.

Verify a Notary in Arkansas (4 steps)

Step 1

All commissioned notary officers can be searched through Arkansas’ Secretary of State website.

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Step 2

Notaries can be found by entering at least one (1) of the following pieces of information into the search engine:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Expiration date
  • City

Click the Search button to see the results.

notary public search fields

Step 3

Alongside each notary public’s name will be their expiration date, city, county, and notary status.

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Step 4

To view more detailed information, click the blue button under the “Action” column.

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How to Write (For Notary)

Step 1 – Download the Arkansas Notary Acknowledgment Form (PDF, Microsoft Word, or ODT).

Step 2 – The notary public must provide the following into the appropriate spaces on the form:

  • County
  • Day
  • Month
  • Year
  • Notary’s name
  • Signer’s name
  • Seal
  • Notary’s signature
  • Notary’s title