Massachusetts Notary Acknowledgment Form

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Updated August 03, 2022

A Massachusetts notary acknowledgment form is a document signed by a notary public to officially verify a signature on a legal document. The notary acts as a witness to the signature of the document in order to certify that the signer has signed of their own free will and is not under any duress. Once the notary confirms the signer’s identity, they will notarize the document by providing their signature and seal on the notary acknowledgment form.

Laws – § 222:15

Notary Public Application – Use this form to apply to become a notary public. Use this link to order the Notary Journal, which contains all the rules and regulations regarding a notary public.

How to Notarize in Massachusetts

Step 1 – Find a notary public near you. You should be able to find a notary at one (1) of the following locations:

Step 2 – Once you have found a notary public, make an arrangement to meet them and present yourself at the appointed time.

Step 3 – Identify yourself and show the notary your photo ID.

Step 4 – Sign the document in the notary’s presence if it has not been signed already.

Step 5 – The notary will fill out, sign, and provide their seal on the notary acknowledgment form.

Verify a Notary in Massachusetts

Step 1 – Navigate to the American Association of Notaries webpage by clicking here.

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Step 2 – Enter either the “City” or “Zip Code” that you would like to search for notaries. If you search by zip code, use the drop-down menu to select the number of miles from this location that you would like to search. When you are ready, click the appropriate Search button.

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Step 3 – After clicking the Search button, you will be redirected to a page listing all of your search results. You will be able to view the zip code, city/state, name, and phone number for each notary public that fits your search criteria.

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How to Write (For Notary)

Step 1 – Download the Massachusetts Notary Acknowledgment form in Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word, or Open Document Text format.

Step 2 – Provide the name of the county you are in, the date, your name, and the name of the document signer.

Step 3 – Next, enter the type of identification that the signer used to prove their identity to you.

Step 4 – Fill in the blank(s) where appropriate to indicate what kind of document you are witnessing.

Step 5 – Provide your signature and seal where indicated.