Hawaii Notary Acknowledgment Form

Hawaii Notary Acknowledgment Form

Last updated June 29th, 2023

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A Hawaii notary acknowledgment is a legal form confirming an individual’s identity and verifying their signature on a document. In this state, it is a misdemeanor for notaries to provide certification that doesn’t include where the notarization took place, the notary’s name, stamp, expiration date, and signature, and the date of notarization.

A notary public can hold office for a four year term, after which their commission must be renewed (§ 456-1(a)).

Is Online Notarization Legal in Hawaii?

Yes, remote online notarizations were made legal in Hawaii on January 1st, 2021, under SB 2275. As per state statutes, documents notarized remotely must contain the statement, “This notarial act involved the use of communication technology.”

Statute: § 456-23

Sample (Individual)

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On this [DATE] day of [MONTH], [YEAR], before me personally appeared [SIGNATORY NAME], to me personally known, who, being by me duly sworn or affirmed, did say that such person executed the foregoing instrument as the free act and deed of such person, and if applicable in the capacity shown, having been duly authorized to execute such instruction in such capacity.

I further certify the following with regard to the foregoing instrument:

Doc. Date: [MM/DD/YYYY] or Undated at time of notarization
No. of Pages: [# OF PAGES]
Document Identification or Description: [TITLE OF DOCUMENT]

Signature of Notary Public

Name: [NAME]
Notary Public, State of Hawaii
My commission expires: [MM/DD/YYYY]
Jurisdiction in which notarial act is performed: [JURISDICTION]
* Circuit, State of Hawaii