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UNIFORM RECOGNITION OF ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ACT
Sec. 1-58. Proof of authority to perform notarial act.
Sec. 1-58. Proof of authority to perform notarial act. (a) If the notarial act is
performed by any of the persons described in subdivisions (1) to (4), inclusive, of section
1-57, other than a person authorized to perform notarial acts by the laws or regulations
of a foreign country, the signature, rank or title and serial number, if any, of the person
are sufficient proof of the authority of a holder of that rank or title to perform the act.
Further proof of his authority is not required.
(b) If the notarial act is performed by a person authorized by the laws or regulations
of a foreign country to perform the act, there is sufficient proof of the authority of that
person to act if: (1) A foreign service officer of the United States resident in the country
in which the act is performed or a diplomatic or consular officer of the foreign country
resident in the United States certifies that a person holding that office is authorized to
perform the act; or (2) the official seal of the person performing the notarial act is affixed
to the document; or (3) the title and indication of authority to perform notarial acts of
the person appears either in a digest of foreign law or in a list customarily used as a
source of such information.
(c) If the notarial act is performed by a person other than one described in subsections
(a) and (b) of this section, there is sufficient proof of the authority of that person to act
if the clerk of a court of record in the place in which the notarial act is performed certifies
to the official character of that person and to his authority to perform the notarial act.
(d) The signature and title of the person performing the act are prima facie evidence
that he is a person with the designated title and that the signature is genuine.
(1969, P.A. 270, S. 2; P.A. 05-288, S. 2.)
History: P.A. 05-288 made a technical change in Subsec. (c), effective July 13, 2005.