Notary Service

Notary Service

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Appointed by the Governor and Commissioned by the State of South Carolina.

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South Carolina Code of Laws §26-1-5(10) states that a notary public is a person commissioned to perform notarial acts. Notaries public are public officers of the State of South Carolina

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TYPES OF NOTARIAL ACTS

Verification or Proof

Verification or Proof: a notarial act in which a notary certifies the following:

a. An individual appeared in person before the notary;

b. The individual was personally known to the notary or identified by the notary through satisfactory evidence;

c. The individual was not a party to or beneficiary of the transaction; and

d. The individual took an oath or gave an affirmation and testified that he or she is a subscribing witness and as such:

i. Witnessed the principal who signed the record; or

ii. Received the acknowledgement of the principal’s signature from the principal who signed the record.

Oath

Oath: a notarial act that is legally equivalent to an affirmation and in which a notary certifies that at a single time and place, all of the following occurred: a. An individual appeared in person before the notary; b. The individual was personally known to the notary or identified by the notary through satisfactory evidence; and c. The individual made a vow of truthfulness on penalty of perjury while invoking a deity or using a form of the word ‘swear’.

Affirmation

Affirmation: a notarial act that is legally equivalent to an oath and in which a notary certifies that at a single time and place, all of the following occurred:

a. An individual appeared in person before the notary;

b. The individual was personally known to the notary or identified by the notary through satisfactory evidence ;and

c. The individual made a vow of truthfulness on penalty of perjury, based on personal honor and without invoking a deity or using a form of the word ‘swear’.

Attestations & Jurats

a. ‘Attest’ or ‘attestation’ means the completion of a certificate by a notary who has performed a notarial act.

b. ‘Jurat’ means a notary’s certificate evidencing the administration of an oath or affirmation.

c. ‘Notarial Certificate’ means the portion of a notarized record that is completed by the notary, bears the notary’s signature and seal, and states the facts attested by the notary on that record.

Affadavit

a notarial act where the notary certifies that, at a single time and place, all the following occurred:
a. An individual appeared in person before the notary and presented a record;
b. The individual was personally known to the notary or identified by the notary through satisfactory evidence; and
c. The individual signed the record while in the physical presence of the notary and while being personally observed signing the record by the notary.

Affidavit for Certification of Photocopies

A notary cannot certify or authenticate a photograph or photocopy. However, the holder of the document may sign an affidavit certifying the authenticity of a photocopy which is then notarized, except when a certified copy is available from an official source (for example, vital records).

Acknowledgement

Acknowledgement: a notarial act where the notary certifies that, at a single time and place, all the following occurred:
a. An individual appeared in person before the notary and presented a record;

b. The individual was personally known to the notary or identified by the notary through satisfactory evidence; and

c. The individual signed the record while in the physical presence of the notary and while being personally observed signing the record by the notary.

Acknowledgement for Corporation

Acknowledgement: a notarial act where the notary certifies that, at a single time and place, all the following occurred:
a. An individual appeared in person before the notary and presented a record;

b. The individual acted on behalf of a corporation as an officer or agent and signed as authoritative of that corporation.

c. The individual was personally known to the notary or identified by the notary through satisfactory evidence; and

d. The individual signed the record while in the physical presence of the notary and while being personally observed signing the record by the notary.

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Other types of signings and verifications permitted by the South Carolina Secretary of State who commissions notaries in South Carolina.

Appointed by the Governor Commissioned by the State of South Carolina. My commission expires on March 1, 2031
Troy Styles
Notary Public of South Carolina
Type of Filing

Verification, Oath, Affirmation, Jurat Statement, Affidavit, Affidavit for Certificate of Photocopies, Acknowledgement, Acknowledgement (corporation), Other

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