9E.14  Certificate of notarial acts.

1.  A notarial act must be evidenced by a certificate signed and dated by a notarial officer. The certificate must include identification of the jurisdiction in which the notarial act is performed and the title of the office of the notarial officer and shall include the official stamp or seal of the office. If the notarial officer is a commissioned officer on active duty in the military service of the United States, the certificate must also include the officer's rank.

2.  A certificate of a notarial act is sufficient if it meets the requirements of subsection 1, and is in any of the following forms:

a.  The short form set forth in section 9E.15.

b.  A form otherwise prescribed by the law of this state, including those forms set out in chapter 558.

c.  A form prescribed by the laws or regulations applicable in the place in which the notarial act was performed.

d.  A form which sets forth the actions of the notarial officer and those are sufficient to meet the requirements of the designated notarial act.

3.  By executing a certificate of a notarial act, the notarial officer certifies that the officer has made the determinations required by section 9E.9.

Section History: Recent form

  90 Acts, ch 1205, §7

  C91, § 77A.14

  C93, § 9E.14

  2001 Acts, ch 38, §4; 2001 Acts, ch 176, §45, 46

Internal References

  Referred to in § 9E.15


  2001 amendment to subsection 1 takes effect January 1, 2002; 2001 Acts, ch 176, §45, 46

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