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Jul

Spreadsheet of elements to be required in VT notarizations under RULONA

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.)

Elements
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
Protest Archaic, ignored