A Wisconsin notary acknowledgment is completed by a notarial officer to certify an individual’s signature on a legal or financial document. The notary will need to verify the signer’s identity or have personal knowledge of them, for instance, if they are the signer’s personal attorney, account manager, or relative. Once the acknowledgment has been completed, the notary must affix their seal to validate it.
Is Online Notarization Legal in Wisconsin?
Yes. Wisconsin notaries are permitted to perform remote online notarization (RON) as of the enaction of Senate Bill 317. However, the following acts and documents are excluded from RON:
- Wills, codicils, or testamentary trusts
- Living trusts or trust amendments
- Powers of attorney, living wills, and protected health care authorizations
- Marital property agreements
- Oaths before a witness
If the signatory is located outside the United States, RON is only permitted if the notarized document is related to at least one of the following:
- A matter involving a US court, public official, government entity, or other entity subject to US jurisdiction
- Property located in the territorial jurisdiction of the US
- A transaction substantially connected with the US
WISCONSIN NOTARY ACKNOWLEDGMENT
State of Wisconsin
County of [COUNTY NAME]
This instrument was acknowledged before me this [MM/DD/YYYY] by [SIGNER’S NAME].
Printed Name: [NOTARY’S NAME]
Title of Office: [NOTARY’S TITLE]
My Commission Expires: [DATE]