Updated on May 31st, 2023
A Tennessee notary acknowledgment certifies that an individual’s signature on a legal document is genuine. The acknowledgment form will state that the signer appeared before the notary and declared that they willingly signed the original document. The notary public will need to enter in the acknowledgment date, county, and the signer’s name before stamping the certificate.
Notaries in Tennessee are appointed to a 4-year term by commission of the state governor (§ 8-16-103).
Is Online Notarization Legal in Tennessee?
Yes. Remote notarization became legal when the amended Senate Bill 1758 became effective on April 22, 2022.
The signatory must appear via two-way audio and video communication before a notary who is located in the state.
Statutes: Chapter 16, Part 3 (Online Notary Public Act), Chapter 1360-07-03 (Online Notaries Public)
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TENNESSEE NOTARY ACKNOWLEDGMENT
State of Tennessee
County of [COUNTY NAME]
On this [DATE], before me personally appeared [SIGNER’S NAME], to me known to be the person(s) described in and who executed the foregoing instrument, and acknowledged that such person(s) executed the same as such person’s free act and deed.
WITNESS my hand and seal, at office in [COUNTY], Tennessee this [DATE].
My Commission Expires: [DATE]