New York Consolidated Laws, Real Property Law - RPP § 309-a. Uniform forms of certificates of acknowledgment or proof within this state




1. The certificate of an acknowledgment, within this state, of a conveyance or other instrument in respect to real property situate in this state, by a person, must conform substantially with the following form, the blanks being properly filled:

State of New York

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On the ․․․․․․ day of ․․․․․․ in the year ․․․ before me, the undersigned, personally appeared ․․․․․․, personally known to me or proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence to be the individual(s) whose name(s) is (are) subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged to me that he/she/they executed the same in his/her/their capacity(ies), and that by his/her/their signature(s) on the instrument, the individual(s), or the person upon behalf of which the individual(s) acted, executed the instrument.

(Signature and office of individual taking acknowledgement.)

2. The certificate for a proof of execution by a subscribing witness, within this state, of a conveyance or other instrument made by any person in respect to real property situate in this state, must conform substantially with the following form, the blanks being properly filled:

State of New York

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County of ․․․․․․․․

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On the ․․․․․․ day of ․․․․․․ in the year ․․․ before me, the undersigned, personally appeared ․․․․․․, the subscribing witness to the foregoing instrument, with whom I am personally acquainted, who, being by me duly sworn, did depose and say that he/she/they reside(s) in ․․․․․․ (if the place of residence is in a city, include the street and street number, if any, thereof);  that he/she/they know(s) ․․․․․․ to be the individual described in and who executed the foregoing instrument;  that said subscribing witness was present and saw said ․․․․․․ execute the same;  and that said witness at the same time subscribed his/her/their name(s) as a witness thereto.

(Signature and office of individual taking proof.)

3. A certificate of an acknowledgement or proof taken under section three hundred of this article shall include the additional information required by that section.

4. For the purposes of this section, the term “person” means any corporation, joint stock company, estate, general partnership (including any registered limited liability partnership or foreign limited liability partnership), limited liability company (including a professional service limited liability company), foreign limited liability company (including a foreign professional service limited liability company), joint venture, limited partnership, natural person, attorney in fact, real estate investment trust, business trust or other trust, custodian, nominee or any other individual or entity in its own or any representative capacity.

5. Repealed.





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