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Tennessee Acknowledgments

 

Acknowledgment of Individual

STATE OF TENNESSEE

COUNTY OF __________________

On this ___________ day of ____________, 20 _________, before me personally appeared _____________________________________________, to me known to be the person (or persons) described in and who executed the foregoing instrument, and acknowledged that such person (or persons) executed the same as such person (or person's) free act and deed.

__________________________________

Notary Public

Printed Name: ______________________

Commission Expires:

_________________

Acknowledgment of Corporation

STATE OF TENNESSEE

COUNTY OF __________________

Before me, _________________________________________ of the state and county mentioned, personally appeared _____________________________________, with whom I am personally acquainted (or proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence), and who, upon oath, acknowledged such person to be president (or other officer authorized to execute the instrument) of _________________________________________________________, the within named bargainor, a corporation, and that such president or officer as such _______________________________________, executed the foregoing instrument for the purpose therein contained, by personally signing the name of the corporation as _________________________________.

Witness my hand and seal, at office in ____________, this ________ day of ____________.

______________________________

Notary Public

Printed Name: _________________

My Commission Expires:

_____________________

 

(b) (1) The authentication or acknowledgment for record of a deed or other instrument in writing executed by a partnership shall be good and sufficient when made in substantially the following form:

State of Tennessee

County of ____________

Before me, ___________________________________________, of the state and county aforementioned, personally appeared ___________________________________, with whom I am personally acquainted (or proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence), and who, upon oath, acknowledged such person to be a partner of _________________________________________________, the within name bargainor, a partnership, and that such person, as such partner, executed the foregoing instrument for the purpose therein contained, by signing the name of the partnership by such person as partner.

Witness my hand and seal, this ______________ day of ______________, ______________.

______________________________

Notary Public

Printed Name: _________________

My Commission Expires:

_____________________

 

(2) The signing of a certificate of acknowledgment for a partnership will not change any requirement of the partnership agreement itself.

[Acts 1899, ch. 187, § 1; Shan., § 3747a1; Acts 1919, ch. 48, § 1; Shan. Supp., § 3747a2; Code 1932, § 7663; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 64-2208; Acts 1982, ch. 800, §§ 1, 2; 1983, ch. 158, §§ 4-8.]

 

(a) If the acknowledgment be made before any of the officers who are authorized to take such acknowledgment under the provisions of this chapter or any consular officer of the United States having an official seal, such officer shall write upon or annex to the instrument a certificate of acknowledgment. The following form shall constitute a valid certificate of acknowledgment:

State of Tennessee

County of _________________

Personally appeared before me, ____________________________________ (name of officer), _______________________________________ (official capacity of office____________________________________ (name of the natural person executing the instrument), with whom I am personally acquainted, and who acknowledged that such person executed the within instrument for the purposes therein contained (the following to be included only where the natural person is executing as agent), and who further acknowledged that such person is the (identification of the agency position of the natural person executing the instrument, such as "attorney-in-fact" or "president" or "general partner") of the maker or a constituent of the maker and is authorized by the maker or by its constituent, the constituent being authorized by the maker, to execute this instrument on behalf of the maker.

Witness my hand, at office, this ______ day of ____________, 20______.

______________________________

Notary Public

Printed Name: _________________

My Commission Expires:

_____________________

 

(a) If the acknowledgment is made before a county clerk or deputy, or clerk and master, or notary public, or before any of the officers out of the state who are commissioned or accredited to act at the place where the acknowledgment is taken, and having an official seal, viz: those named in §§ 66-22-103 and 66-22-104, and, also, any consular officer of the United States having an official seal, such officer shall write upon or annex to the instrument the following certificate, in which the officer shall set forth such officer's official capacity:

State of Tennessee

County of ____________

Personally appeared before me, _____________________________________ (name of clerk or deputy), clerk (or deputy clerk) of this county, ____________________

____________________________ (bargainor's name), the within named bargainor, with whom I am personally acquainted (or proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence), and who acknowledged that such person executed the within instrument for the purposes therein contained.

Witness my hand, at office, this ______ day of ________, 20 ____.

______________________________

Notary Public

Printed Name: _________________

My Commission Expires:

_____________________

 

(c) Or, in case of natural persons acting by attorney:

State of Tennessee

County of ____________

On this ______ day of ____________________, 20______, before me personally appeared _________________________________, to me known (or proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence) to be the person who executed the foregoing instrument in behalf of __________________________________ acknowledged that such person executed the same as the free act and deed of _________________________________.

______________________________

Notary Public

Printed Name: _________________

My Commission Expires:

_____________________

REFERENCE:

[Code 1858, § 2042 (deriv. Acts 1831, ch. 90, § 3); Shan., § 3717; Acts 1919, ch. 48, § 1; Shan. Supp. § 3747a2; mod. Code 1932, § 7634; impl. am. Acts 1978, ch. 934, §§ 22, 36; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 64-2207; Acts 1983, ch. 158, §§ 2, 3.]

Tennessee

Tenn. Code Ann. § 66-22-101 (1999) Authentication

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Tenn. Code Ann. § 66-22-102 (1999) Persons Authorized to Take Acknowledgements Within State

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Tenn. Code Ann. § 66-22-103 (1999) Acknowledgement in Other State

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Tenn. Code Ann. § 66-22-104 (1999) Acknowledgement in Foreign Country

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Tenn. Code Ann. § 66-22-105 (1999) Authentication by or to County Clerk

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Tenn. Code Ann. § 66-22-106 (1999) Postponement Pending Identification

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Tenn. Code Ann. § 66-22-107 (1999) Form of Certificate of Acknowledgement

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Tenn. Code Ann. § 66-22-108 (1999) Form for Corporation or Partnership

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Tenn. Code Ann. § 66-22-109 (1999) Married Person

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Tenn. Code Ann. § 66-22-110 (1999) Acknowledgements Under Seal

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Tenn. Code Ann. § 66-22-114 (1999) Certificate of Acknowledgement Form

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Tenn. Code Ann. § 66-22-115 (1999) Recognition of Certificate of Acknowledgement

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