Common Types of Notarial Acts:


Acknowledgments are the most common type of notarization.  They serve to  ensure that the signer of a document is who they claim to be and has voluntarily signed the document.   Documents that typically require a notary acknowledgment include: 


  • Mortgage Closings

  • Home Refinance

  • Debt Consolidation

  • Trusts, Deeds and Wills

  • Medical Documents

  • Power of Attorney 

  • Anything that requires a notary witness



The purpose of a jurat (or affidavit) is for a signer to swear or affirm that the contents of a document are true. 

Copy Confirmation

A copy certification confirms that a reproduction of an original document is a full, true, and accurate transcription or reproduction of the original.


In some cases, a client may simply need you to administer an oath or affirmation orally, rather than as part of a jurat​, affidavit or other written document. The purpose of administering a verbal oath or affirmation is, again, to compel a client to truthfulness.