An acknowledgment is a notarial act in which a Notary certifies having positively identified a document signer who personally appeared before the Notary and admitted having signed the document freely.
The Notary may take an acknowledgment, when the document signer personally appear before the Notary and declare that he/she has signed the document voluntarily. The Notary must make sure that the signer understands the document and has not been coerced into signing. If there is any question about the signer's willingness to execute the document or his/her understanding of the contents of the document, the notarization will be refused.
Personal appearance is required for all acknowledgements.
Charges are $10.- per person, plus applicable traveling fee.
Acknowledgments are usually for:
Power of Attorney