Montana Notary Acknowledgment Form

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Updated August 03, 2022

A Montana notary acknowledgment form is a document which certifies that a legal instrument has been willingly signed and that the signer’s identity and power to sign are genuine. This document should be presented before a notary public once the legal instrument has been completed in its entirety. All individuals who have signed the pre-notarized document must also be present in the notary acknowledgment process. The notary will verify the signer’s identity and ensure each individual involved intended to provide their signature. After the notary furnishes the document with their signature and notary seal or stamp, the legal document is officially notarized.

Laws – §1-5-610, §1-5-603

Notary Handbook – A guidebook on how to become a notary public in Montana and what the regulations, requirements, and responsibilities of the position are.

How to Notarize in Montana

Step 1 – In order to obtain a notary acknowledgment for a legal document, you must first locate a public notary. Three (3) examples of places where you can find a public notary are listed below.

Step 2 – Arrange to meet a notary public at a time that is convenient, fill out your document, and attach the notary acknowledgment form. When you present yourself before the notary public, you must also bring a valid form of photo identification to identify yourself.

Step 3 – Present yourself in person to the notary public with your document and a piece of photo ID that displays your signature. The notary will examine your identification to verify your identity.

Step 4 – Declare that the document was signed of your own free will.

Step 5 – The notary public will fill out the notary acknowledgment form and provide their notary credentials. At this juncture, the notary acknowledgment of your document will be accomplished.

Verify a Notary in Montana

Step 1 – To verify or search for a notary in Montana, navigate to the Montana Secretary of the State’s Notary Search webpage. Once the page has loaded, you can either search by city or by a specific notary.

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Step 2 – To search by city, type in or select the city that you want to search before clicking the Search button.

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Step 3 – After clicking search, you will be redirected to a page displaying any relevant search results. On this page, you will be able to view the name, employer, work phone number, and commission expiration date of the notary publics who match your search parameters.

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Step 4 – To search for a specific notary, enter the first and/or last name, and the city and/or commission expiration date of the notary which you wish to verify. Next, click Search to view your search results.

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Step 5 – On the following page, you will see a list displaying of notary publics who fit your search criteria.

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How to Write (For Notary)

Step 1 – Download the notary acknowledgment form in one of the following available formats:

Step 2 – On the notary acknowledgment form, you must enter the name of your associated county, the date, and the name of the individual(s) whose signature you are acknowledging.

Step 3 – Next, provide your signature, printed name, and title. Below that, affix your stamp or seal where indicated.