§ 9B.1 Short title
§ 9B.2 Definitions
§ 9B.4 Authority to perform notarial act
§ 9B.5 Requirements for certain notarial acts
§ 9B.6 Personal appearance required
§ 9B.7 Identification of individual
§ 9B.8 Authority to refuse to perform notarial act
§ 9B.9 Signature if individual unable to sign
§ 9B.10 Notarial act in this state
§ 9B.11 Notarial act in another state
§ 9B.12 Notarial act under authority of federally recognized Indian tribe
§ 9B.13 Notarial act under federal authority
§ 9B.14 Foreign notarial act
§ 9B.15 Certificate of notarial act
§ 9B.16 Short form certificates
§ 9B.17 Official stamp
§ 9B.18 Stamping device
§ 9B.20 Notification regarding performance of notarial act on electronic record — selection of technology.
§ 9B.21 Commission as notary public — qualifications — no immunity or benefit.
§ 9B.21A Notice of expiration of term
§ 9B.21B Fees — certification.
§ 9B.23 Grounds to deny, refuse to renew, revoke, suspend, or condition commission of notary public
§ 9B.24 Database of notaries public
§ 9B.25 Prohibited acts
§ 9B.26 Validity of notarial acts
§ 9B.27 Rules
§ 9B.28 Notary public commission in effect
§ 9B.30 Uniformity of application and construction
§ 9B.31 Relation to Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act

Terms Used In Iowa Code > Chapter 9B

  • Abandoned: means left without provision for reasonable and necessary care or supervision. See Iowa Code 598B.102
  • Administrative agency: means any department, board, commission, or agency of the state or any political subdivision of the state. See Iowa Code 622B.1
  • Adoption service provider: means an agency or a licensed attorney. See Iowa Code 600A.2
  • Adult: means an individual who has attained eighteen years of age or is an emancipated minor. See Iowa Code 598C.102
  • Adult: means a person who is married or eighteen years of age or older. See Iowa Code 600A.2
  • Agency: means a child-placing agency as defined in section 238. See Iowa Code 600A.2
  • appellate court: means and includes both the supreme court and the court of appeals. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Biological parent: means a parent who has been a biological party to the procreation of the child. See Iowa Code 600A.2
  • Caretaking authority: means the right to live with and care for a child on a day-to-day basis. See Iowa Code 598C.102
  • Chief judge: means the district judge selected to serve as the chief judge of the judicial district pursuant to section 602. See Iowa Code 602.1101
  • Chief justice: means the chief justice of the supreme court selected pursuant to section 602. See Iowa Code 602.1101
  • Chief juvenile court officer: means a person appointed under section 602. See Iowa Code 602.1101
  • Child: means an individual who has not attained eighteen years of age. See Iowa Code 598B.102
  • Child: means any of the following:
  • Child: means a son or daughter of a parent, whether by birth or adoption. See Iowa Code 600A.2
  • Child: includes child by adoption. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Child-custody determination: means a judgment, decree, or other order of a court providing for the legal custody, physical custody, or visitation with respect to a child. See Iowa Code 598B.102
  • Child-custody proceeding: means a proceeding in which legal custody, physical custody, or visitation with respect to a child is an issue. See Iowa Code 598B.102
  • Clerk: means clerk of the district court or the clerk's designee. See Iowa Code 607A.3
  • clerk: means clerk of the court in which the action or proceeding is brought or is pending; and the words "clerk's office" mean the office of that clerk. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Close and substantial relationship: means a relationship in which a significant bond exists between a child and a nonparent. See Iowa Code 598C.102
  • Commencement: means the filing of the first pleading in a proceeding. See Iowa Code 598B.102
  • Court: means an entity authorized under the law of a state to establish, enforce, or modify a child-custody determination. See Iowa Code 598B.102
  • Court: means a tribunal, including an administrative agency, authorized under a law of this state other than this chapter to make, enforce, or modify a decision regarding custodial responsibility. See Iowa Code 598C.102
  • Court: means a district court. See Iowa Code 600A.2
  • Court: means the district court of this state and includes, when the context requires, a judicial officer as defined in section 602. See Iowa Code 607A.3
  • Custodial responsibility: includes all powers and duties relating to caretaking authority and decision-making authority for a child. See Iowa Code 598C.102
  • Custodian: means a stepparent or a relative within the fourth degree of consanguinity to a minor child who has assumed responsibility for that child, a person who has accepted a release of custody, or a person appointed by a court or juvenile court having jurisdiction over a child. See Iowa Code 600A.2
  • Decision-making authority: means the power to make important decisions regarding a child, including decisions regarding the child's education, religious training, health care, extracurricular activities, and travel. See Iowa Code 598C.102
  • deed: is a pplied to an instrument conveying lands, but does not imply a sealed instrument; and the words "bond" and "indenture" do not necessarily imply a seal, and the word "undertaking" means a promise or security in any form. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Department: means the state department of human services or its subdivisions. See Iowa Code 600A.2
  • Deploying parent: means a service member who is deployed or has been notified of impending deployment and is any of the following:
  • Deployment: means the movement or mobilization of a service member for more than ninety days but less than eighteen months pursuant to uniformed service orders that meet any of the following conditions:
  • District court administrator: means a person appointed pursuant to section 602. See Iowa Code 602.1101
  • Electronic data processing system: means an electronic jury management system as designated by the state court administrator. See Iowa Code 607A.3
  • employee of the judicial branch: means an officer or employee of the judicial branch except a judicial officer. See Iowa Code 602.1101
  • employee of the judicial branch: include every officer or employee of the judicial branch except a judicial officer. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • executor: includes administrator, and the term "administrator" includes executor, where the subject matter justifies such use. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Family member: means a sibling, aunt, uncle, cousin, stepparent, or grandparent of a child or an individual recognized to be in a familial relationship with a child under a law of this state other than this chapter. See Iowa Code 598C.102
  • following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute mean the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Foreign country: means a government other than any of the following:
  • foreign judgment: means a judgment, decree, or order of a court of the United States or of any other court which is entitled to full faith and credit in this state. See Iowa Code 626A.1
  • Foreign-country judgment: means a judgment of a court of a foreign country. See Iowa Code 626B.102
  • Guardian: means a person who is not the parent of a minor child, but who has been appointed by a court or juvenile court having jurisdiction over the minor child to make important decisions which have permanent effect on the life and development of that child and to promote the general welfare of that child. See Iowa Code 600A.2
  • Guardian ad litem: means a person appointed by a court or juvenile court having jurisdiction over the minor child to represent that child in a legal action. See Iowa Code 600A.2
  • Hard-of-hearing person: means an individual who is unable to hear and distinguish sounds within normal conversational range and who needs to use speechreading, assistive listening devices, or oral interpreters to facilitate communication. See Iowa Code 622B.1
  • Home state: means the state in which a child lived with a parent or a person acting as a parent for at least six consecutive months immediately before the commencement of a child-custody proceeding. See Iowa Code 598B.102
  • Identification: means the random drawing of names in a manner immune to any subjective bias so that no recognizable class of the population from which names are being randomly drawn can be purposefully included or excluded. See Iowa Code 607A.3
  • Indigent: means a person has an income level at or below one hundred percent of the United States poverty level as defined by the most recently revised poverty income guidelines published by the United States department of health and human services, unless the court determines that the person is able to pay for the cost of an attorney in the pending case. See Iowa Code 600A.2
  • Initial determination: means the first child-custody determination concerning a particular child. See Iowa Code 598B.102
  • Internet: means the federated international system that is composed of allied electronic communication networks linked by telecommunication channels, that uses standardized protocols, and that facilitates electronic communication services, including but not limited to use of the world wide web; the transmission of electronic mail or messages; the transfer of files and data or other electronic information; and the transmission of voice, image, and video. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Interpreter: means an oral interpreter or sign language interpreter. See Iowa Code 622B.1
  • Issuing court: means the court that makes a child-custody determination for which enforcement is sought under this chapter. See Iowa Code 598B.102
  • Judicial officer: means a supreme court justice, a judge of the court of appeals, a district judge, a district associate judge, an associate juvenile judge, an associate probate judge, or a magistrate. See Iowa Code 602.1101
  • Judicial officer: means a supreme court justice, a judge of the court of appeals, a district judge, a district associate judge, an associate juvenile judge, an associate probate judge, or a magistrate. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Juror: means any person identified for service on either the grand or petit jury who attends court when originally instructed to report or is deferred to a future date uncertain, or is on-call and available to report to court when so needed and so requested by the court. See Iowa Code 607A.3
  • Jury pool: means the sum total of prospective jurors reporting for service. See Iowa Code 607A.3
  • Juvenile court: means the juvenile court established by section 602. See Iowa Code 600A.2
  • Limited contact: includes authority to take the child to a place other than the residence of the child. See Iowa Code 598C.102
  • Livestock: includes but is not limited to an animal classified as an ostrich, rhea, or emu. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Magistrate: means a person appointed under article 6, part 4 to exercise judicial functions. See Iowa Code 602.1101
  • Magistrate: means a judicial officer appointed under chapter 602, article 6, part 4. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Marketable record title: means a title of record, as indicated in section 614. See Iowa Code 614.29
  • Master jury list: means the list of names taken from the source lists for possible jury service. See Iowa Code 607A.3
  • Minor: means an unmarried person who is under the age of eighteen years. See Iowa Code 600A.2
  • Modification: means a child-custody determination that changes, replaces, supersedes, or is otherwise made after a previous determination concerning the same child, whether or not it is made by the court that made the previous determination. See Iowa Code 598B.102
  • month: means a calendar month, and the word "year" and the abbreviation "A. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Motor vehicle operators list and nonoperators identification list: means the official records maintained by the state of the names and addresses of those individuals in the respective counties retaining valid motor vehicle driver's licenses or nonoperator's identification cards. See Iowa Code 607A.3
  • Nonparent: means an individual other than a deploying parent or other parent. See Iowa Code 598C.102
  • oath: includes affirmation in all cases where an affirmation may be substituted for an oath, and in like cases the word "swear" includes "affirm". See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Other parent: means an individual who, in common with a deploying parent, is one of the following:
  • Panel: means those jurors drawn or assigned for service to a courtroom, judge, or trial. See Iowa Code 607A.3
  • Parent: means a father or mother of a child, whether by birth or adoption. See Iowa Code 600A.2
  • Parent-child relationship: means the relationship between a parent and a child recognized by the law as conferring certain rights and privileges and imposing certain duties. See Iowa Code 600A.2
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, or government; governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality; public corporation; or any other legal or commercial entity. See Iowa Code 598B.102
  • person: means individual, corporation, limited liability company, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Person acting as a parent: means a person, other than a parent, to whom both of the following apply:
  • Person dealing with the land: includes a purchaser of any estate or interest therein, a mortgagee, a levying or attaching creditor, a land contract vendee, or any other person, corporation, or entity seeking to acquire an estate or interest therein, or impose a lien thereon. See Iowa Code 614.29
  • Person with a disability: means a person who is not physically able to operate a motor vehicle or use public transportation without assistance due to a physical disability. See Iowa Code 607A.3
  • personal property: include money, goods, chattels, evidences of debt, and things in action. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • persons with mental illness: include persons with psychosis, persons who are severely depressed, and persons with any type of mental disease or mental disorder, except that mental illness does not refer to intellectual disability, or to insanity, diminished responsibility, or mental incompetency as defined and used in the Iowa criminal code or in the rules of criminal procedure, Iowa court rules. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Physical custody: means the physical care and supervision of a child. See Iowa Code 598B.102
  • property: includes personal and real property. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Putative father: means a man who is alleged to be or who claims to be the biological father of a child born to a woman to whom the man is not married at the time of birth of the child. See Iowa Code 600A.2
  • real property: include lands, tenements, hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See Iowa Code 598C.102
  • Recording: when applied to the official public records of a probate or other court, includes filing. See Iowa Code 614.29
  • Records: includes probate and other official public records, as well as records in the office of the county recorder. See Iowa Code 614.29
  • Return from deployment: means the conclusion of a service member's deployment as specified in uniformed service orders, less any terminal, medical, or annual leave authorized to the service member. See Iowa Code 598C.102
  • road: include public bridges, and may be held equivalent to the words "county way" "county road" "common road" and "state road". See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Root of title: means that conveyance or other title transaction or other link in the chain of title of a person, purporting to create the interest claimed by such person, upon which the person relies as a basis for the marketability of the person's title, and which was the most recent to be recorded or established as of a date forty years prior to the time when marketability is being determined. See Iowa Code 614.29
  • Rule: includes "regulation". See Iowa Code 4.1
  • seal: shall include an impression upon the paper alone, or upon wax, a wafer affixed to the paper, or an official stamp of a notarial officer as provided in chapter 9B. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Senior judge: means a person who qualifies as a senior judge under article 9, part 2. See Iowa Code 602.1101
  • Service member: means a member of a uniformed service. See Iowa Code 598C.102
  • Signature: includes an electronic signature as defined in section 554D. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Source lists: means the voter registration list, the motor vehicle operators list, the nonoperators identification list, and other comprehensive lists of persons residing in a county as identified pursuant to section 607A. See Iowa Code 607A.3
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Iowa Code 598B.102
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Iowa Code 598C.102
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" may include the said district and territories. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • State court administrator: means the person appointed by the supreme court pursuant to section 602. See Iowa Code 602.1101
  • Stepparent: means a person who is the spouse of a parent in a parent-child relationship, but who is not a parent in that parent-child relationship. See Iowa Code 600A.2
  • Term of service: means the period of time a juror is requested to serve. See Iowa Code 607A.3
  • Termination of parental rights: means a complete severance and extinguishment of a parent-child relationship between one or both living parents and the child. See Iowa Code 600A.2
  • Title transaction: means any transaction affecting title to any interest in land, including title by will or descent, title by tax deed, or deed by trustee, referee, guardian, executor, administrator, master in chancery, sheriff, or any other form of deed or decree of any court, as well as warranty deed, quitclaim deed, mortgage, or transfer or conveyance of any kind. See Iowa Code 614.29
  • Tribe: means an Indian tribe or band, or Alaskan native village, which is recognized by federal law or formally acknowledged by a state. See Iowa Code 598B.102
  • undertaking: means a promise or security in any form. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • United States: includes all the states. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Voter registration list: means the official records maintained by the state of names and addresses of persons registered to vote. See Iowa Code 607A.3
  • Warrant: means an order issued by a court authorizing law enforcement officers to take physical custody of a child. See Iowa Code 598B.102
  • week: means seven consecutive days. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • year: means twelve consecutive months. See Iowa Code 4.1