Idaho Notary Acknowledgment Form

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An Idaho notary acknowledgment form is a statement certifying the authenticity of signatures inscribed on a document and confirming the identity(ies) of the signer(s). Typically, documents such as contracts, deeds, agreements, and powers of attorney will have to be notarized before they are legally binding. To get a document acknowledged, the signer(s) do not have to sign the document in front of a notary public; signature fields can be completed beforehand. The notary may choose to compare signatures on the document to those on a piece of identification. All parties involved in the signing of the document must appear before the notary and identify themselves and the signer(s) must declare that they have signed the document under their own free will. The notary can complete the acknowledgment form once they have verified the identities and signatures.

Laws§ 51-116

Notary Handbook – Provides information on the powers and duties of public officials in the State of Idaho.

How to Notarize in Idaho

Step 1 – The business or company that you are dealing with might have a notary public under their employ. If not, a notary can often be found at one of the following public places:

Step 2 – Completed documents must be presented to the notary public, and all signing parties must personally appear before them. When getting a document acknowledged, the signature fields can be filled in. For sworn statements or jurats, make sure signatures have not yet been completed.

Step 3 – The notary will identify each signing party; this can be accomplished through personal recognition or a piece of photo identification.

Step 4 – Each signer must declare that they have signed the document under their own free will. Aside from acknowledgments, most notarial acts will require that signers swear an oath or affirmation to the truthfulness of the documents’ contents.

Step 5 – The document is considered notarized once the notary stamps/seals and signs the notarial certificate

Verify a Notary in Idaho

Step 1 – Go to the Notary Public Online Search webpage on the Idaho Secretary of State’s website.

Step 2 – A search can be performed by entering at least one (1) of the following pieces of information and clicking Search:

  • Last name
  • First name
  • City
  • Status

Alternatively, a search can be conducted by commission information. Enter a commission number or commission date range to perform this type of search.

Step 3 – Searches will yield a list of notary public names alphabetically. Click on a notary’s commission number for more detailed information.

How to Write (For Notary)

Step 1 – Download the Idaho Notary Acknowledgment Form (Adobe PDF, Word, ODT).

Step 2 – Enter the county name in the field provided. Next, enter the day, month and year in the appropriate spaces. The name of the notary and the signer must also be provided within the document.

Step 3 – Lastly, the notary must include their seal, signature, and commission expiration date.