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Title 26 : Professions and Occupations

Chapter 103 : Notaries Public

Subchapter 004 : Notarial Acts

(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 5374)
  • § 5374. Notarial act in another state

    (a) A notarial act performed in another state has the same effect under the law of this State as if performed by a notary public of this State, if the act performed in that state is performed by:

    (1) a notary public of that state;

    (2) a judge, clerk, or deputy clerk of a court of that state; or

    (3) any other individual authorized by the law of that state to perform the notarial act.

    (b) If a deed or other conveyance or a power of attorney for the conveyance of land, the acknowledgment or proof of which is taken out of State, is certified agreeably to the laws of the state in which the acknowledgment or proof is taken, it shall be valid as though it were taken before a proper officer in this State.

    (c) An acknowledgment for a deed or other conveyance or a power of attorney for the conveyance of land that is taken out of State before a proper officer of this State shall be valid as if taken within this State.

    (d) The signature and title of an individual performing a notarial act in another state are prima facie evidence that the signature is genuine and that the individual holds the designated title.

    (e) The signature and title of a notarial officer described in subdivision (a)(1) or (2) of this section conclusively establish the authority of the officer to perform the notarial act. (Added 2017, No. 160 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. July 1, 2019.)