Commanding Officer as Notary
Settlement agents often close transactions involving principals who may be actively serving in the United States Military and stationed abroad. The principal’s commanding officer can act as the notary. The form acknowledgment is not one created by the settlement agent, instead it is created and attached by the commanding officer.
Below is a sample acknowledgment used to acknowledge the signature of a member of military. Notice it does not have a notary seal. That is perfectly acceptable and it will not be rejected by the recorder’s office for recordation. All recorder’s offices have samples of acceptable acknowledgments, including the below sample military acknowledgment.
This article was originally published in Fraud Insights.