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Iowa Acknowledgments

 

Acknowledgment of Individual

STATE OF IOWA

COUNTY OF ______________________

On this ____________ day of ______________________, ___________, before me, a Notary Public, personally appeared __________________________________, to me known to be the person named in and who executed the foregoing instrument, and acknowledged that he/she/they executed the same as his/her/their voluntary act and deed.

______________________________

Notary Public

Print Name: ___________________

(Seal, if any)

My commission expires:

_____________________

Acknowledgment of Corporation

STATE OF IOWA

COUNTY OF _________________

On this ____________ day of ______________________, ______________, before me, a Notary Public, in and for said county, personally appeared ________________________________________, to me personally known, who being by me duly (sworn or affirmed) did say that that person is _________________________________________ (Insert title of executing officer) of said ______________________________________ (corporation or association) and that said instrument was signed on behalf of the said ____________________________________ (corporation or association) by authority of its board of ______________________________ (directors or trustees) and the said __________________________ acknowledged the execution of said instrument to be the voluntary act and deed of said _____________________________________________ (corporation or association) by it voluntarily executed.

______________________________

Notary Public

Print Name: ___________________

(Seal, if any)

My commission expires:

____________________

 

 

 

 

Forms Of Acknowledgment--Foreign Acknowledgments

The following forms of acknowledgment shall be sufficient in the cases to which they are respectively applicable. In each case where one of these forms is used, the name of the state and county where the acknowledgment is taken shall precede the body of the certificate, and the signature and official title of the officer shall follow it as indicated in the first form and shall constitute a part of the certificate, and the seal of the officer shall be attached when necessary under the provision of this chapter. No certificate of acknowledgment shall be held to be defective on account of the failure to show the official title of the officer making the certificate if such title appears either in the body of such certificate or in connection therewith, or with the signature thereto.

1. In the case of natural persons acting in their own right:

State of IOWA ) County of ______________________ )

On this _____________ day of ___________________, A.D. _____________, before me, ____________________________________________________ (Insert title of acknowledging officer), personally appeared _________________________________, to me known to be the person ______________________________________________ named in and who executed the foregoing instrument, and acknowledged that _______________________________________ executed the same as _______________

__________________________ voluntary act and deed.

______________________________

Notary Public

Print Name: ___________________

(Seal, if any)

My commission expires:

_____________________

2. In the case of natural persons acting by attorney:

 

STATE OF IOWA

COUNTY OF _________________

On this _____________ day of _______________________, A.D. _____________, before me, ______________________________________________ (Insert title of acknowledging officer), personally appeared _______________________, to me known to be the person who executed the foregoing instrument in behalf of _____________________________________________, and acknowledged that that person executed the same as the voluntary act and deed of said _____________________

__________________________________________________.

______________________________

Notary Public

Print Name: ___________________

(Seal, if any)

My commission expires:

_____________________

 

3. In the case of corporations or joint-stock associations:

STATE OF IOWA

COUNTY OF ______________________

On this ___________ day of ______________________________, A.D. ___________, before me, a ______________________________________________ (Insert title of acknowledging officer) in and for said county, personally appeared ____________________________________________, to me personally known, who being by me duly (sworn or affirmed) did say that that person is ______________________________ (Insert title of executing officer) of said (corporation or association) and that said instrument was signed on behalf of the said (corporation or association) by authority of its board of (directors or trustees) and the said __________________________________ acknowledged the execution of said instrument to be the voluntary act and deed of said (corporation or association) by it voluntarily executed.

______________________________

Notary Public

Print Name: ___________________

(Seal, if any)

My commission expires:

_____________________

 

3A. In the case of limited liability companies:

STATE OF IOWA

COUNTY OF _____________________

On this ___________ day of ________________________, A.D. _______________, before me, a _______________________________________ (Insert title of acknowledging officer) in and for said county, personally appeared _______________________________________, to me personally known, who being by me duly (sworn or affirmed) did say that that person is ___________________________ (Insert title of executing member) of said (limited liability company) and that said instrument was signed on behalf of the said (limited liability company) by authority of its managers and the said _________________________________________ acknowledged the execution of said instrument to be the voluntary act and deed of said (limited liability company) by it voluntarily executed.

______________________________

Notary Public

Print Name: ___________________

(Seal, if any)

My commission expires:

_____________________

 

4. In the case of partnerships:

STATE OF IOWA

COUNTY OF __________________

On this _______________ day of ________________________, _____________, before me, the undersigned, a Notary Public in and for the State of Iowa, personally appeared ____________________________________________, to me personally known, who being by me duly sworn, did say that the person is one of the partners of ____________________________________________, a partnership, and that the instrument was signed on behalf of the partnership by authority of the partners and the partner acknowledged the execution of the instrument to be the voluntary act and deed of the partnership by it and by the partner voluntarily executed.

______________________________

Notary Public

Print Name: ___________________

(Seal, if any)

My commission expires:

_____________________

 

5. In the case of an individual fiduciary:

STATE OF IOWA

COUNTY OF __________________

On this ____________ day of _______________________, ____________, before me, the undersigned, a Notary Public in and for the State of Iowa, personally appeared ______________________________________, to me known to be the identical person named in and who executed the foregoing instrument, an acknowledged that the person, as the fiduciary, executed the instrument as the voluntary act and deed of the person and of the fiduciary.

______________________________

Notary Public

Print Name: ___________________

(Seal, if any)

My commission expires:

_____________________

6. In the case of a corporate fiduciary:

STATE OF IOWA

COUNTY OF __________________

On this ______________ day of __________________________, __________, before me, the undersigned, a Notary Public in and for the State of Iowa, personally appeared _____________________________________ and ___________________________________________, to me personally known, who, being by me duly sworn, did say that they are the ______________________________ and _________________________________________, respectively, of the corporation executing the foregoing instrument; that the instrument was signed on behalf of the corporation by authority of its Board of Directors; that _________________________ and _______________________________ acknowledged the execution of the instrument to be the voluntary act and deed of the corporation and of the fiduciary, by it, by them and as the fiduciary voluntarily executed.

______________________________

Notary Public

Print Name: ___________________

(Seal, if any)

My commission expires:

_____________________

 

7. In the case of a limited partnership with corporate general partner:

STATE OF IOWA

COUNTY OF ________________________

On this _________________ day of ____________________________, _______, before me, the undersigned, a Notary Public in and for the State of Iowa, personally appeared ________________________________, to me personally known, who being by me duly sworn did say that the person is the __________________________________ of ________________________, the General Partner of __________________________, a ____________________________________ limited partnership, executing the foregoing instrument, that the instrument was signed on behalf of the corporation as General Partner of ____________________________________, a ___________________________ limited partnership, by authority of the corporation's Board of Directors; and that _________________________________________ as that officer acknowledged execution of the instrument to be the voluntary act and deed of the corporation and limited partnership by it and by the officer voluntarily executed.

______________________________

Notary Public

Print Name: ___________________

(Seal, if any)

My commission expires:

_____________________

 

8. In the case of a limited partnership with an individual general partner:

STATE OF IOWA

COUNTY OF ________________

On this ___________ day of _________________________, _____________, before me the undersigned, a Notary Public in and for the State of Iowa, personally appeared ________________________________________, to me personally known, who, being by me duly sworn, did say that the person is (a) (the) General Partner of ______________________________, an Iowa limited partnership, executing the foregoing instrument, that the instrument was signed on behalf of the limited partnership by authority of the limited partnership; and the general partner acknowledged the execution of the instrument to be the voluntary act and deed of the limited partnership, by it and by the general partner voluntarily executed.

______________________________

Notary Public

Print Name: ___________________

(Seal, if any)

My commission expires:

_____________________

 

9. In the case of joint ventures:

STATE OF IOWA

COUNTY OF __________________

On this ___________________ day of ___________________________, _______________________, before me, the undersigned, a Notary Public in and for the State of Iowa, personally appeared _____________________________________ and _________________________________, to me personally known, who, being by me duly sworn, did say that they are the _________________________________ and _______________________________, respectively, of __________________________, an Iowa corporation, a joint venturer of _______________________________, a joint venture, executing the foregoing instrument, that the instrument was signed on behalf of the corporation as a joint venturer of ____________________________, a joint venture, by authority of its Board of Directors; and that ______________________________ and _____________________________________, as such officers, acknowledged the execution of the instrument to be the voluntary act and deed of the corporation and joint venture, by the corporation and joint venture and by them voluntarily executed.

______________________________

Notary Public

Print Name: ___________________

(Seal, if any)

My commission expires:

_____________________

 

10. In the case of municipalities:

STATE OF IOWA

COUNTY OF __________________

On this _________________ day of _______________________, ________, before me, _____________________________________, a Notary Public in and for the State of Iowa, personally appeared ______________________________________ and ________________________________________ to me personally known, and, who, being by me duly sworn, did say that they are the Mayor and City Clerk, respectively, of the City of ____________________________________, Iowa; that the seal affixed to the foregoing instrument is the corporate seal of the corporation, and that the instrument was signed and sealed on behalf of the corporation, by authority of its City Council, as

contained in Ordinance No. ____________ passed (the Resolution adopted) by the City Council, under Roll Call No. _________________ of the City Council on the ________ day of __________________________, ____________, and that _____________________________________ and _______________________________ acknowledged the execution of the instrument to be their voluntary act and deed and the voluntary act and deed of the corporation, by it voluntarily executed.

______________________________

Notary Public

Print Name: ___________________

(Seal, if any)

My commission expires:

_____________________

 

11. In the case of counties:

STATE OF IOWA

COUNTY OF _________________

On this _____________ day of _________________________, __________, before me, __________________________________, a Notary Public in and for the State of Iowa, personally appeared _____________________________________ and ________________________________, to me personally known, and who, being by me duly sworn, did say that they are the Chairperson of the Board of Supervisors and County Auditor, respectively, of the County of __________________________, Iowa; that the seal affixed to the foregoing instrument is the corporate seal of the corporation, and that the instrument was signed and sealed on behalf of the corporation, by authority of its Board of Supervisors, as contained in Ordinance No. _______________ passed (the Resolution adopted) by the Board of Supervisors, under Roll Call No. __________ of the Board of Supervisors on the _________ day of __________________, _____________, and ________________________ and __________________________ acknowledged the execution of the instrument to be their voluntary act and deed and the voluntary act and deed of the corporation, by it voluntarily executed.

______________________________

Notary Public

Print Name: ___________________

(Seal, if any)

My commission expires:

_____________________

 

12. In the case of natural persons acting as custodian pursuant to chapter 565B or any other Uniform Transfers to Minors

Act:

STATE OF IOWA

COUNTY OF _____________________

On this ________________ day of _________________________, ___________, before me, the undersigned, a Notary Public in and for said State, personally appeared ____________________________________, to me known to be the person named in and who executed the foregoing instrument, and acknowledged that the custodian executed the instrument as custodian for ______________________________ (name of minor), under the _________________________________ (State) Uniform Transfers to Minors Act, as the voluntary act and deed of the person and of the custodian.

______________________________

Notary Public

Print Name: ___________________

(Seal, if any)

My commission expires:

_____________________

 

13. In the case of corporations or national banking associations acting as custodians pursuant to chapter 565B or any other

Uniform Transfers to Minors Act:

STATE OF IOWA

COUNTY OF __________________

On this ______________ day of ________________________, ____________, before me, the undersigned, a Notary Public in and for said State, personally appeared ________________________________, and ______________________________, to me personally known, who, by me duly sworn, did say that they are the ______________________________________ and ___________________________, respectively, of the Corporation executing the foregoing instrument; that the instrument was signed on behalf of the Corporation by authority of its Board of Directors; that ___________________________ and ________________________ acknowledged the execution of the instrument as custodian of _______________________________ (name

of minor), under the ______________________________ (State) Uniform Transfers to Minors Act, to be the voluntary act and deed of the person and of the custodian.

______________________________

Notary Public

Print Name: ___________________

(Seal, if any)

My commission expires:

_____________________

(In all cases add signature and title of the officer taking the acknowledgment, and strike from between the parentheses the word

or clause not used, as the case may be.)

Any instrument affecting real estate situated in this state which has been or may be acknowledged or proved in a foreign state or country and in conformity with the laws of that foreign state or country, shall be deemed as good and valid in law as though acknowledged or proved in conformity with the existing laws of this state.

Section History: Early form

[C97, § 2959; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 10103; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 558.39]

Section History: Recent form

85 Acts, ch 43, § 1; 87 Acts, ch 2, § 1; 92 Acts, ch 1151, § 106; 96 Acts, ch 1154, § 3-8

Internal References

Referred to in § 558.38

 

558.26 Acknowledgments by military or naval officers.

In addition to the acknowledgment of instruments in the manner and form and as otherwise authorized by law, any person serving in or with the armed forces of the United States may acknowledge the same wherever located before any commissioned officer in active service of the armed forces of the United States with the rank of second lieutenant or higher in the army or marine corps, or ensign or higher in the navy or United States coast guard. Neither the instrument nor the acknowledgment shall be rendered invalid by the failure to state therein the place of execution or acknowledgment. No authentication of the officer's certificate of acknowledgment shall be required, but the officer taking the acknowledgment shall endorse thereon or attach thereto a certificate substantially in the following form:

STATE OF IOWA

COUNTY OF ________________

On this the _______________ day of ______________________, ____________, before me, _____________________________, the undersigned commissioned officer, personally appeared ____________________________________ known to me (or satisfactorily proven) to be serving in or with the armed forces of the United States and to be the person whose name is subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged that ________________________________ that person ___________________________ executed the same as __________________________________ voluntary act and deed.

______________________________

Signature of officer.

______________________________ Rank of officer and command to which attached.

Such acknowledgments executed according to the above provisions shall be deemed of the same force and effect as acknowledgments executed before officers authorized to accept acknowledgments.

Any acknowledgments made before March 30, 1943, by any person serving in or with the armed forces of the United States in the manner as prescribed by this section, or substantially so, are hereby legalized and considered sufficient.

Section History: Early form

[C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 558.26]

 

 

558.25 Form of authentication.

The following form of authentication of the proof or acknowledgment of a deed or other written instrument, when taken without this state and within any other state, territory, or district of the United States, or any form substantially in compliance with the foregoing provisions of this chapter, shall be used:

(Begin with a caption specifying the state, territory, or district, and county or place where the authentication is made.)

STATE OF IOWA

COUNTY OF ___________________

I, ______________________________, clerk of the _____________________ court in and for said county, which court is a court of record, having a seal (or I, __________________________________, secretary of state of such state or territory), do hereby certify that ______________________________, by and before whom the foregoing acknowledgment or proof was taken, was at the time of taking the same ____________________________________, (Name of office held) residing or authorized to act in said county, and was duly authorized by the laws of said state, territory, or district to take and certify acknowledgments or proofs of deeds of land in said state, territory, or district, and that said conveyance and the acknowledgment thereof are in due form of law; and, further, that I am well acquainted with the handwriting of said ____________________________________, and that I verily believe that the signature to said certificate of acknowledgment or proof is genuine. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the said court or state this ______________ day of ________________________, A.D. _______________.

______________________________

Notary Public

Print Name: ___________________

(Seal, if any)

My commission expires:

_____________________

REFERENCES:

Section History: Early form

[C97, § 2946; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 10090; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 558.25]

Iowa

Iowa Code § 558.20 (1999) Acknowledgements Within State

http://www.legis.state.ia.us/IACODE/1999SUPPLEMENT/558/20.html

Iowa Code § 558.21 (1999) Acknowledgements Without State

http://www.legis.state.ia.us/IACODE/1999SUPPLEMENT/558/21.html

Iowa Code § 558.22 (1999) Certificate of Authenticity

http://www.legis.state.ia.us/IACODE/1999SUPPLEMENT/558/22.html

Iowa Code § 558.23 (1999) Authorized Foreign Officials

http://www.legis.state.ia.us/IACODE/1999SUPPLEMENT/558/23.html

Iowa Code § 558.24 (1999) Certificate of Authenticity

http://www.legis.state.ia.us/IACODE/1999SUPPLEMENT/558/24.html

Iowa Code § 558.25 (1999) Form of Authentication

http://www.legis.state.ia.us/IACODE/1999SUPPLEMENT/558/25.html

 

Iowa Code § 558.26 (1999) Acknowledgements by Military

http://www.legis.state.ia.us/IACODE/1999SUPPLEMENT/558/26.html

Iowa Code § 558.27 (1999) Acknowledgements Outside U.S.

http://www.legis.state.ia.us/IACODE/1999SUPPLEMENT/558/27.html

Iowa Code § 558.28 (1999) Authorized Foreign Officials

http://www.legis.state.ia.us/IACODE/1999SUPPLEMENT/558/28.html

Iowa Code § 558.29 (1999) Certificate of Authenticity—Foreign

http://www.legis.state.ia.us/IACODE/1999SUPPLEMENT/558/29.html

Iowa Code § 558.30 (1999) Certificate of Acknowledgement—Verification

http://www.legis.state.ia.us/IACODE/1999SUPPLEMENT/558/30.html

Iowa Code § 558.31 (1999) Proof of Execution and Delivery

http://www.legis.state.ia.us/IACODE/1999SUPPLEMENT/558/31.html

Iowa Code § 558.32 (1999) Contents of Certificate

http://www.legis.state.ia.us/IACODE/1999SUPPLEMENT/558/32.html

Iowa Code § 558.37 (1999) Certificate of Acknowledgement—Attorney In Fact

http://www.legis.state.ia.us/IACODE/1999SUPPLEMENT/558/37.html

Iowa Code § 558.38 (1999) Officers of Corporation

http://www.legis.state.ia.us/IACODE/1999SUPPLEMENT/558/38.html

Iowa Code § 558.39 (1999) Foreign Acknowledgements

http://www.legis.state.ia.us/IACODE/1999SUPPLEMENT/558/39.html


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