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Title 26 : Professions and Occupations

Chapter 103 : NOTARIES PUBLIC

Subchapter 004 : NOTARIAL ACTS

(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 5365)
  • § 5365. Identification of individual

    (a) Personal knowledge. A notary public has personal knowledge of the identity of an individual appearing before the officer if the individual is personally known to the officer through dealings sufficient to provide reasonable certainty that the individual has the identity claimed.

    (b) Satisfactory evidence. A notary public has satisfactory evidence of the identity of an individual appearing before the officer if the officer can identify the individual:

    (1) by means of:

    (A) a passport, driver's license, or government-issued nondriver identification card, which is current or expired not more than three years before performance of the notarial act; or

    (B) another form of government identification issued to an individual, which is current or expired not more than three years before performance of the notarial act, contains the signature or a photograph of the individual, and is satisfactory to the officer; or

    (2) by a verification on oath or affirmation of a credible witness personally appearing before the officer and known to the officer or whom the officer can identify on the basis of a passport, driver's license, or government-issued nondriver identification card, which is current or expired not more than three years before performance of the notarial act.

    (c) Additional information. A notary public may require an individual to provide additional information or identification credentials necessary to assure the notary public of the identity of the individual. (Added 2017, No. 160 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. July 1, 2019.)