Under the version of RULONA passed by the Vermont legislature in 2018 as Act 160 (PDF), a notary may either use a short form notarial certificate, or may create a certificate that lists all the information and actions the law requires for the particular act. The following shows my understanding of what a non-short-form certificate is required to contain for the various acts. The law provides some exceptions that I don't expect to encounter. For the most part, the law goes into effect July 1, 2019. Use at your own risk.
The law allows remote notarizations, that is where the person the notarial act is being done for appears by audio-video communication rather than being physically close to the notary. This process will require extensive rules so I will not speculate what the requirements for this process will be.
(It's a wide table, please scroll down to see it.)
|Act||location||date||type of act||notary's title of office||notary signature||commission expiration date||Official stamp or printed name and commission number||personally appeared||satisfactorily identified||Signer's name|
|Oath, no associated record||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||implied|
|Oath, electronic record than is not a verification on oath||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||implied|
|Oath, tangible record than is not a verification on oath||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||implied|
|Verification on oath, electronic record||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||implied|
|Verification on oath, tangible record||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||implied|
|Signature witnessing, electronic record||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||implied|
|Signature witnessing, tangible record||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||implied|
|Acknowledgement by principal, electronic record||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||implied|
|Acknowledgement by principal, tangible record||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||implied|
|Acknowledgement by representative, electronic record||X||X||X||X||X||X||must state representative appeared||X||implied|
|Acknowledgement by representative, tangible record||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||must state representative appeared||X||implied|