How To Notarize a Deed in Colorado

How To Notarize a Deed in Colorado

Most of the procedures for notarizing documents in Colorado are defined in the Colorado Notaries Public Act.  But, some notary procedures are described in other sections of the law. ABC Legal Docs logoThe procedure for notarizing a deed is described in Title 38 Property- Real and Personal, Article 35 Conveyancing and Recording, at CRS 38-35-101.

An officer authorized to take acknowledgments of instruments affecting title to real property, including a notary, must take an acknowledgment from the signer in the form prescribed by law.  Any deed or other instrument relating to or affecting title to real property acknowledged substantially in accordance with the following form before a proper official shall be prima facie evidence of the proper execution thereof:

STATE OF COLORADO        )
.                                                  ) ss.
County of  ______________   )

The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this _____ day of __________, 20____, by ______________________.
Witness my hand and official seal.
____________________
Title of Officer

If the acknowledgment is taken by a notary public, the date of expiration of his commission shall also appear on the certificate.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

If such instrument has been acknowledged in the manner provided in this section and has been recorded in the office of the proper county clerk and recorder, it shall also be prima facie evidence of due delivery of such instrument, irrespective of the length of time that may have elapsed between the date of such instrument and the date when such instrument was so recorded.

When notarizing a deed, notaries need to follow notary laws as well as other relevant laws, such as real estate laws, that may appear in other sections of the Colorado Revised Statutes.

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