Updated on May 8th, 2023
An Arkansas notary acknowledgment is used to confirm that a signature on a document is legitimate and was done so by the person’s own free will. To make an acknowledgment, the signing party must present identification to the notary and then have them review the document and witness their signature. The acknowledgment form will be completed, signed, and sealed by the notary to validate the document.
Notaries must renew their term of commission every ten years (§ 21-14-101(a)(2)).
Is Online Notarization Legal in Arkansas?
Yes, on April 26, 2021, Senate Bill 340 was passed which allows documents to be notarized online.
Statute: § 21-14-309
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ARKANSAS NOTARY ACKNOWLEDGMENT
State of Arkansas
County of [COUNTY]
On this [MM/DD/YYYY] before me, [NOTARY PUBLIC NAME], a Notary Public (or before any officer within this state or without the state now qualified under existing laws to take acknowledgments), appeared the within named [SIGNER NAME] [and [SECOND SIGNER NAME]], to me personally well known (or satisfactorily proven to be such person), who stated and acknowledged that he/she had so signed, executed and delivered said foregoing instrument for the consideration, uses and purposes therein mentioned and set forth.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and official seal this [MM/DD/YYYY].
Notary Public Signature: ________________________
Print Name: [NOTARY PUBLIC NAME]
My Commission Expires: [MM/DD/YYYY]