Statutory Notice to a Certificate of Acknowledgment, Proof of Execution, or Jurat
Requires that a prescribed consumer disclosure notice be inserted in an enclosed
box at the top of a certificate of acknowledgment, proof of execution, or jurat
- A notary public or other officer completing this certificate verifies only the identity
of the individual who signed the document to which this certificate is attached,
and not the truthfulness, accuracy, or validity of that document.
New Laws Regarding Powers of Attorney and Mechanics Liens
1, 2012, Assembly Bill 75, chapter 269 amends Civil Code Section 1195(b)(1) to add
"Powers of Attorney" to the types of instruments that prohibits the use
of a subscribing witness acknowledgment. Also effective July 1, 2012, Senate Bill
189 - Mechanics Liens (2010 Legislative session) recodifies, reorganizes, and clarifies
the mechanics lien statute etc.
New Law Regarding Social Security Numbers
Effective January 1, 2008, Section 1798.89 of the Civil Code is added to read:
"Unless otherwise required to do so by state or federal law, no person, entity,
or government agency shall present for recording or filing with a county recorder
a document that is required by any provision of law to be open to the public if
that record displays more than the last four digits of a social security number."