Notary Public

Place Under Oath or Affirmation

Jurats are the authentication of a signature made under oath or affirmation. The signer must personally appear before the notary and be identified by the notary as previously discussed. The notary must place the signer under oath and then watch the signature being written.

It is not clear under the law whether the person you are swearing in must raise his or her right hand. This office strongly suggests you direct the person before you to raise his or her right hand and then administer the oath. The person should reply, "I do." The typical oath a notary may administer is:

"Do you swear (or affirm) that the statements in this document are true?"