N.Y. Executive Law Section 137
Statement as to authority of notaries public


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Statutory References for Notary Seal Requirements

Texas Secretary of State, July 1, 2020

“The below list of U.S. states and territories indicates whether a notary public in that jurisdiction is required to validate notarial acts by affixing an official seal. The list also includes the source where the Texas secretary of state obtained the information…”
 
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In exercising powers pursuant to this article, a notary public, in addition to the venue of the act and signature of such notary public, shall print, typewrite, stamp, or affix by electronic means where performing an electronic notarial act in conformity with Executive Law § 135-C (Electronic notarization)section one hundred thirty-five-c of the executive law, beneath their signature in black ink, the notary public’s name, the words “Notary Public State of New York,” the name of the county in which such notary public originally qualified, and the expiration date of such notary public’s commission and, in addition, wherever required, a notary public shall also include the name of any county in which such notary public’s certificate of official character is filed, using the words “Certificate filed ........... County.” A notary public who is duly licensed as an attorney and counsellor at law in this state may substitute the words “Attorney and Counsellor at Law” for the words “Notary Public.” A notary public who has qualified or who has filed a certificate of official character in the office of the clerk in a county or counties within the city of New York must also affix to each instrument such notary public’s official number or numbers in black ink, as assigned by the clerk or clerks of such county or counties at the time such notary qualified in such county or counties and, if the instrument is to be recorded in an office of the register of the city of New York in any county within such city and the notary has been given a number or numbers by such register or his predecessors in any county or counties, when the notary public’s autographed signature and certificate are filed in such office or offices pursuant to this chapter, the notary public shall also affix such number or numbers. No official act of such notary public shall be held invalid on account of the failure to comply with these provisions. If any notary public shall willfully fail to comply with any of the provisions of this section, the notary public shall be subject to disciplinary action by the secretary of state. In all the courts within this state the certificate of a notary public, over the signature of the notary public, shall be received as presumptive evidence of the facts contained in such certificate; provided, that any person interested as a party to a suit may contradict, by other evidence, the certificate of a notary public.

Source: Section 137 — Statement as to authority of notaries public, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/EXC/137 (updated Mar. 4, 2022; accessed Jun. 22, 2024).

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Department of state
91
Rules
92
Deputies
93
Custody of records
93‑A
Examination of reports
94
Commission on ethics and lobbying in government
94‑A
Consumer protection division
94‑B
Office for new Americans
94‑C
Major renewable energy development program
94‑D
New York Asian American and Pacific Islander commission
95
Legislative manual
96
Fees and refunds
96‑A
Fees for services rendered pursuant to the uniform commercial code
97
Completing unfinished papers
97‑A
Affirmation in lieu of oath
98
Copies of amendments to rules for admission of attorneys
99
Central state registry of security guards
100
Central state registry of armored car guards
100‑A
Information on state agencies pertaining to persons subjected to section seventy-three-a of the public officers law and who hold policy-m...
100‑B
Business entity database
101
Accessibility, rules and regulations
101‑A
Legislative notification of the proposed adoption, amendment, suspension or repeal of agency rules
101‑B
Application by municipal corporations for the suspension of certain rules
102
Filing and publication of codes, rules and regulations
103
Future editions and supplements of official compilations
104
Departmental cooperation
104‑A
Departmental cooperation regarding water quality
105
Changes in codes, rules or regulations
106
Proof of codes, rules and regulations
106‑A
Internet access to the New York code, rules and regulations
107
Intergovernmental agreements
108
Address confidentiality program
109
Registration of certain service providers
110
Administration of certain monies
130
Appointment of notaries public
131
Procedure of appointment
132
Certificates of official character of notaries public
133
Certification of notarial signatures
134
Signature and seal of county clerk
135
Powers and duties
135‑A
Notary public or commissioner of deeds
135‑B
Advertising by notaries public
135‑C
Electronic notarization
136
Notarial fees
137
Statement as to authority of notaries public
138
Powers of notaries public or other officers who are stockholders, directors, officers or employees of a corporation
139
Commissioners of deeds within the state
140
Commissioners of deeds in the city of New York
141
Commissioners of deeds in other states, territories and foreign countries
142
Powers of such commissioners
142‑A
Validity of acts of notaries public and commissioners of deeds notwithstanding certain defects
143
Fees of such commissioners
144
Saving clause
144‑A
Eligible professions for the purchase, sale, and use of body armor

Accessed:
Jun. 22, 2024

Last modified:
Mar. 4, 2022

§ 137’s source at nysenate​.gov

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