How to Add an E-Signature to Your Form

May 11, 2022

Back in 2013, we introduced E-Signature Widgets you can add to your forms. To make adding a signature even more convenient, we now have our Signature field as one of our basic elements in the form builder. Now, setting up a signature field for your respondents to add a signature is easier than ever.  We also offer a variety of eSignature Widgets that you can choose from.

So, what kinds of forms need E-signatures?

E-signatures can be used on consent formscontracts, application forms, registration forms, online petitions, forms that require terms of service agreements, non-disclosure agreements, incident reporting, and human resources forms.

For your convenience, we’ve listed the most commonly used widgets below:

To add a signature field to your form, just do the following:

  1. In the Form Builder, click the Add Form element button on the left side of the screen.
  1. Click or drag and drop the Signature element to your form.

If you want to use one of the eSignature widgets listed above, go to the Widgets tab and search for “Signature”, click or drag and drop the widget you want to use.


You may check the full guide on How to Add a Widget to your Form.

In case you’re wondering whether these widgets are legally binding, we recommend you read the article linked below. Here’s an excerpt for your convenience:

E-signatures are legally binding on almost all countries and states, but we still recommend consulting with your lawyer. Jotform records the IP address and time of the signature made so that also provides additional confirmation about the signer of the document.

Announcing E-Signatures for Forms
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