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New Recording Requirement for Acknowledgments and Jurats

Assembly Bill 886 (Statutes of 2007, Chapter 399) was signed into law and makes several significant changes to Civil Code sections 1185 and 1189 and Government Code 8202.

Effective January 1, 2008, the law will require an officer, when executing a California Certificate of Acknowledgment, or a Jurat, to determine based on satisfactory evidence that the person making the acknowledgment is the individual who is described in and who executed the instrument. Accordingly, the verbiage of both the California Certificate of Acknowledgment and the Jurat will change. A “penalty of perjury” statement will also be added to the  acknowledgment.

The new Acknowledgment and Jurat forms are available in PDF file format and can be viewed and printed from your computer.

For more information, please call us during office hours, at (831) 454-2800, Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm. Fax 831-454-3169. Click to E-Mail We are located at 701 Ocean St., RM. 230, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. Se Habla Español.