Maryland Notary Acknowledgment Form

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Updated August 03, 2022

A Maryland notary acknowledgment form is a document that authenticates a signature on a legal document. Before signing their document, the subject will bring their document and the acknowledgment form to a notary public. Upon presenting themselves to the notary, they will identify themselves, declare their intent to sign the document, and sign the document with the notary as a witness. The notary will then notarize the document by supplying their signature and seal attesting to the signer’s willful intent to sign the document into action.

Laws – § 19-107

Notary Handbook – A guide for notaries in the state of Maryland.

How to Notarize in Maryland

Step 1 – You can find a notary public to notarize your documents in Maryland by using any of the following options:

Step 2 – Arrange to meet the notary and bring your document(s) with the Maryland Notary Acknowledgment Form attached.

Step 3 – When you present yourself to the notary, you will need to identify yourself using a photo ID.

Step 4 – Declare your intent to agree to the terms of the document(s) that you are signing into effect and sign it.

Step 5 – The notary public signs the acknowledgment form and affixes their seal to it.

Step 6 – At this juncture, your document has been notarized.

Verify a Notary in Maryland

Step 1 – Navigate to the Maryland Secretary of the State’s notary public search webpage.

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Step 2 – In order to perform a search you must supply one or more of the following pieces of information as your search criteria:

  • First name, initial, or partial name
  • Last name or partial last name
  • County

When you are ready, click Search to view the results.

notary public search fields

Step 3 – Once you have conducted a search, you will be given a list of results that match your search criteria. For each individual, you will be able to see their ID number, name, county, and the expiration date of their commission.

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How to Write (For Notary)

Step 1 – Obtain the Maryland Notary Acknowledgment form (you can download it here as an Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word, or ODT file).

Step 2 – Enter the name of the county that you are signing the document in and the date.

Step 3 – Next, you will need to write the name of the city or town that you are a notary public for. In the next three (3) fields, write the name of the person whose document you are witnessing, the type of action the person is performing, and what kind of document it is.

Step 4 – At the bottom of the page, you will need to supply your handwritten signature, your printed name, your commission expiration date, and your seal or stamp.