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