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Chapter 492

< > Effective - 12 Jun 1991, see footnote bottom

  492.070.  Oaths, affirmations, depositions of persons in military service, who may take — form — validation of those previously taken. — 1.  Any commissioned officer, other than a commissioned warrant officer, of any of the Armed Forces of the United States, whether or not on active duty, may administer oaths and affirmations to, and to take depositions, and affidavits of, any member of any of the Armed Forces of the United States, whether or not on active duty, with like effect as if the same were administered or taken within the state of Missouri by a notary public.

  2.  Such officer shall certify the act, stating the time and place thereof, over his signature, setting forth his grade, serial number, branch of service (Army, Navy, etc.), and permanent mailing address.  If such officer shall omit from his certificate the place thereof, serial number, branch of service, and permanent mailing address, or any of them, it shall be deemed to have been done for reasons of security and shall not invalidate such certificate.  The signature of any such officer, together with his grade, shall be prima facie evidence of his authority.

  3.  Any form of jurat complying with the requirements of this section may be used, and the following form shall be taken to satisfy all requirements of this section:


With the Armed Forces )
of the United States )   ss
at ______ )
(Body of instrument)
Subscribed and sworn to (affirmed) by ______, to me known to be a member of the Armed Forces of the United States, on active duty therewith, before me, a commissioned officer of the Armed Forces of the United States, on active duty therewith, this ______ day of ______, A.D. 20______.
(Signature) (Serial Number)
(Grade) (Branch of service: Army, Navy, etc.)
(Permanent mailing address)


  4.  All such oaths, affirmations, affidavits, and depositions heretofore made and which were not in conformity with the requirements of the laws at that time, but are in conformity with the requirements of this section, are hereby validated and legalized for all purposes from and after June 12, 1991.  It shall not be necessary to rerecord any such instrument.


(RSMo 1939 § 1948, A.L. 1951 p. 533, A.L. 1991 S.B. 358)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 1784; 1919 § 5471

Effective 6-12-91

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