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§ 47‑2.  Officials ofthe United States, foreign countries, and sister states.

The execution of all suchinstruments and writings as are permitted or required by law to be registeredmay be proved or acknowledged before any one of the following officials of theUnited States, of the District of Columbia, of the several states andterritories of the United States, of countries under the dominion of the UnitedStates and of foreign countries: Any judge of a court of record, any clerk of acourt of record, any notary public, any commissioner of deeds, any commissionerof oaths, any mayor or chief magistrate of an incorporated town or city, anyambassador, minister, consul, vice‑consul, consul general, vice‑consulgeneral, associate consul, or any other person authorized by federal law toacknowledge documents as consular officers, or commercial agent of the UnitedStates, any justice of the peace of any state or territory of the UnitedStates, any officer of the army or air force of the United States or United Statesmarine corps having the rank of warrant officer or higher, any officer of theUnited States navy or coast guard having the rank of warrant officer, orhigher, or any officer of the United States merchant marine having the rank ofwarrant officer, or higher. No official seal shall be required of saidmilitary, naval or merchant marine official, but he shall sign his name,designate his rank, and give the name of his ship or military organization andthe date, and for the purpose of certifying said acknowledgment, he shall use aform in substance as follows:

On this the ____ day of ____,____, before me ____, the undersigned officer, personally appeared ________,known to me (or satisfactorily proven) to be accompanying or serving in or withthe armed forces of the United States (or to be the spouse of a personaccompanying or serving in or with the armed forces of the United States) andto be the person whose name is subscribed to the within instruments andacknowledged that ____ he ____ executed the same for the purposes thereincontained. And the undersigned does further certify that he is at the date ofthis certificate a commissioned officer of the rank stated below and is in theactive service of the armed forces of the United States.


Signatureof Officer


Rankof Officer and command to which attached.

If the proof or acknowledgmentof the execution of an instrument is had before a justice of the peace of anystate of the United States other than this State or of any territory of theUnited States, the certificate of such justice of the peace shall beaccompanied by a certificate of the clerk of some court of record of the countyin which such justice of the peace resides, which certificate of the clerkshall be under his hand and official seal, to the effect that such justice ofthe peace was at the time the certificate of such justice bears date an actingjustice of the peace of such county and state or territory and that the genuinesignature of such justice of the peace is set to such certificate. (1899, c. 235, s. 5; 1905, c.451; Rev., s. 990; 1913, c. 39, s. 1; Ex. Sess. 1913, c. 72, s. 1; C.S., s.3294; 1943, c. 159, s. 1; c. 471, s. 1; 1945, c. 6, s. 1; 1955, c. 658, s. 1;1957, c. 1084, s. 1; 1967, c. 949; 1999‑456, s. 59; 2004‑199, s.16.)