Delaware Notary Acknowledgment Form

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Updated August 03, 2022

A Delaware notary acknowledgment form enables the certification of signatures on a legal document by a notary public. All parties involved in the signing of the document must be present in order for the notary to verify their identity. Once identities have been confirmed, the signers must declare that they have signed the document of their own free will. Alternatively, the signers may sign the document in front of the notary; this is often recommended to avoid any legal complications. The notary will then complete the acknowledgment form, including their seal and signature to ensure the document’s validity.

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Notary Handbook – The Delaware Notary Handbook provides a wealth of information pertaining to the laws, procedures, and responsibilities of notarial officers.

How to Notarize in Delaware

Step 1 – One needn’t go very far to find a notary public in the State of Delaware. Notaries can be found in many public places, including the following locations:

Step 2 – All signers must personally appear before the notary and present the document to them, completed except for the signature fields.

Step 3 – Signers must show the notary a piece of photo identification before signing the document in front of them. It is possible for the notary to personally recognize a signer instead of having them show a piece of ID.

Step 4 – For documents needing acknowledgment, the signatures can already be inscribed on the document in question. If this is the case, each signer must declare that they have signed under their own free will.

Step 5 – Once the notary has confirmed the identities and signatures, they can date, sign, and seal the acknowledgment form or applicable notarial certificate.

Verify a Notary in Delaware

Step 1 –  Navigate to the American Association of Notaries website to perform an online search. (The Delaware government website does not provide an online database for notaries, but inquiring individuals can email or contact the Notary Public Section by phone at (302) 739-4111.)

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Step 2 – A notary public search can be conducted by entering a Delaware city, or Delaware Zipcode and desired search radius into the appropriate fields and clicking Search.

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Step 3 – Search results will display the names, locations, and phone numbers of all notaries within the desired area.

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How to Write (For Notary)

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

Step 2 – Enter the County in which the document is being notarized. Next, include the date and the name(s) of the person(s) involved in signing the document. The notary must include their signature, title, rank, commission expiration, and seal.