GA WITNESS ATTESTATION 1

GA WITNESS ATTESTATION 1

Regardless of how a security deed and other instruments affecting title are prepared or where these documents are sent to be executed, all deeds filed for record in Georgia must be executed by the grantor and attested (i.e. witnessed) by two people who actually see the grantor execute the deed and who subscribe their respective names to the deed as a witness to that fact in order to meet Georgia’s requirement for recording.  These two witnesses must either be attested to or acknowledged by an officer as prescribed under OCGA 44-2-15.  The attesting officer may be one of the two witnesses.  When the authorized officer is a notary public, the notary must also affix his or her seal and confirm the identity of the document signed, oath taker, or affirmant based upon personal knowledge or on satisfactory evidence.  Deeds merely signed by the Grantor, but not witnessed, are binding between the parties but not entitled to be recorded. 

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR RECORDING INSTRUMENTS IN GEORGIA:

1. General Method.  The most common deed execution method is as follows:

 

Signed, sealed and delivered

In the presence of

_______________________________                  __________________________(Seal)
Unofficial Witness                                        (Grantor 1 Signature)

 

_______________________________
Notary Public

Commission Expiration Date:

(NOTARY SEAL)

_______________________________                  __________________________(Seal)
Unofficial Witness                                             (Grantor 2Signature)

_______________________________
Notary Public
Commission Expiration Date:
(NOTARY SEAL)

2. Secondary Method.  (based on California Jurat attestation):

Signed, sealed and delivered

In the presence of

_______________________________                  __________________________(Seal)
Unofficial Witness                                                        (Grantor 1 Signature)

 

A notary public or other officer completing this
certificate verifies only the identity of the individual
who signed the document to which this certificate
is attached, and not the truthfulness, accuracy, or
validity of that document.

State of California County of ____________________    

Subscribed and sworn to (or affirmed) before me on this ________ day of __________, 20_____, by_____________________________________, proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence to be the person(s) who appeared before me. 



(Seal)                       Signature__________________________ 

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