An Alabama notary acknowledgment is an official notary form that certifies an individual’s signature on a document. After a notary public identifies the signing party, they will complete the acknowledgment form, sign it, and stamp their seal. Notaries are appointed and commissioned by probate judges to perform these types of certification tasks.
A notary public can serve their position for a term of four years (§ 36-20-70).
Is Online Notarization Legal in Alabama?
Yes, effective July 1, 2021, Senate Bill 275 allows for the remote signing of documents through two-way audio and video communication.
Statute: § 36-20-73.1
ALABAMA NOTARY ACKNOWLEDGMENT
State of Alabama
County of [COUNTY]
I, [NAME OF AND STYLE OF OFFICER], hereby certify that [SIGNER NAME] whose name is signed to the foregoing conveyance, and who is known to me, acknowledged before me on this day that, being informed of the contents of the conveyance, they executed the same voluntarily on the day the same bears date.
Given under my hand this [DAY] of [MONTH], [YEAR].
WITNESS my hand and official seal.
Notary Public Signature: ________________________
Print Name: [NOTARY PUBLIC NAME]
My Commission Expires: [MM/DD/YYYY]