A Delaware notary acknowledgment is a written certificate completed by a notary public after they have verified the identity of an individual and the validity of their signature. When a document needs to be notarized, the individual (or individuals) signing it must appear before a notary public and provide identification. The notary will then witness the signatures and complete the acknowledgment form, including their title, commission expiration date, signature, and the current date.
The first term of a notary public is 2 years, after which they may continue to renew their appointment every 2 or 4 years (§ 4307(a)).
Is Online Notarization Legal in Delaware?
No, notarizations can not be performed online in Delaware. However, the state statutes do not prohibit individuals from using online notaries from other states.
DELAWARE NOTARY ACKNOWLEDGMENT
State of Delaware
County of [COUNTY]
This instrument was acknowledged before me this [MM/DD/YYYY] by [SIGNER NAME(S)].
Signature of Notarial Officer: ________________________
Title and Rank: [NOTARIAL OFFICER TITLE (AND RANK)]
My Commission Expires: [MM/DD/YYYY]