A Texas notary acknowledgment is a certificate a notary public uses to verify the signature and identity of a document’s signatory. Before they complete the acknowledgment, the notary will need to have the signer state that they signed the document for the reason it was created. State law requires notaries to confirm a signer’s identity through their own knowledge of them (if they are acquainted), by examining their photo ID, or by obtaining the oath of a third party.
Notaries in the state are appointed to 4-year terms (§ 406.002).
Is Online Notarization Legal in Texas?
Yes. Since Senate Bill 2128 became law on September 1, 2019, online notarization of electronic signatures is permitted.
The signer’s identity must be verified by the notary’s personal knowledge of them or by presentation of a government-issued photo ID that has their signature.
TEXAS NOTARY ACKNOWLEDGMENT
State of Texas
County of [COUNTY NAME]
Before me, [NOTARY’S NAME], on this day personally appeared [SIGNER’S NAME], proved to me on the oath of [ATTESTANT’S NAME] to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he/she executed the same for the purposes and consideration therein expressed.
Given under my hand this [DATE].
My Commission Expires: [DATE]