MGL c.183 Appx, Forms 13-16 Forms of acknowledgments, etc.
The journal must be a bound book with sequentially numbered pages. A journal that has entries that are sequentially numbered will satisfy this requirement as well. The purpose of requiring a bound book is to prevent pages from being removed or altered. The book might be a special notary journal or a plain, bound book with sequentially numbered pages from a stationary store. Regardless of the kind of book you use, you must record all the information required by law. Available at the State Bookstore .
Electronic Acknowledgements, REBA Blog, March 2017.
Discusses the use of remote electronic notarization.
Massachusetts Notary Public
, Massachusetts Notary Public and Legal Support Network
This site has more valuable information on notaries in Massachusetts than any other site we've found. Includes duties, oaths, forms, applicable laws and more.
Notaries Public, Mass. Governor
Includes: Find a Notary Public, Notary Public Frequently Asked Questions, Contact Information for Other Questions, and links to forms.
Information on Apostilles and Certificates of Appointment
, Mass. Secretary of State
Explains the process for getting an Apostille or Certification for a notarized document going to a foreign country. Also explains in plain language the four types of notarial acts.
Official Notary Journal for Massachusetts , Mass. Lawyers Weekly, 2004
The Massachusetts Notary Law Primer : all the hard-to-find information every Massachusetts notary public needs to know. National Notary Assoc., 2004
Last update: March 24, 2017