Connecticut Notary Acknowledgment Form

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A Connecticut notary acknowledgment form acts as an affidavit to authenticate a notarized document and the signatures included therein. Once the document (most commonly a legal document) has been presented to a notary public, it is their duty to confirm the identities of the signer(s) and certify that they signed the document under their own free will. Alternatively, the signer(s) may wait until they are in the presence of the notary public to sign the document. (This is often recommended as it could avoid legal complications in the future.) The acknowledgment form must be attached to the document requiring notarization (or an acknowledgment section may be included within the document) and completed by the notary once they are satisfied with the legitimacy of the signatures and identifications.

Laws§ 6-1-34

Notary Handbook – Connecticut manual for all notaries, or public officials, prepared by the Office of the Secretary of State as a tool to assist officials in the performance of their duties.

How to Notarize in Connecticut

Step 1 – First, locate a notary public. This can be accomplished by visiting one of the following public places:

Step 2 –  Present the document, completed except for the signature fields, to the notary public. Signatures can only be included on a document if the signers simply wish to have the document acknowledged.

Step 3 – The notary will verify the identities of all signing parties through a piece of photo identification or through personal recognition.

Step 4 – Next, signers can sign the document in front of the notary. If the document requires an acknowledgment and signature fields have already been filled in, each signer must declare that they signed without being coerced.

Step 5 – Once the notary has verified the identities and witnessed the signatures, they can complete the notarial certificate. In Connecticut, an official seal needn’t be used in order for a document to be considered notarized.

Verify a Notary in Connecticut

Step 1 – Visit this webpage to begin a notary public search.

Step 2 – Enter either a city, or a Zip code and search radius.

Step 3 – Clicking Search will yield a list of results near the bottom of the page. Each result will display the notary’s postal code, city, state, name, and phone number.

How to Write (For Notary)

Step 1 – Download form in Adobe PDF, Word, or ODT.

Step 2 – At the top of the form, enter the county and town/city in which the document is being acknowledged.

Step 3 – Provide the current date, notary’s name, and name of the signing individual(s) in the appropriate fields. There are two (2) empty fields for the notary to select the appropriate verb and proper noun, respectively.

Step 4 – The notary must sign the form, enter the date of their commission expiration, print their name, and include their official seal or stamp.