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CT Administrative Rule (eNotarization)

Notary Law Update: CT Administrative Rule (eNotarization)

State: Connecticut

Summary:

Under the Connecticut Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act (URPERA), standards for implementing eRecording were published effective April 1, 2013.

Signed:  April 01, 2013

Effective:  April 01, 2013

Chapter: N/A

Affects:

Adds sections 7-35ee-1 to 7-35ee-10 to the Connecticut Administrative Code

Changes:
  1. Requires documents containing electronic signatures or electronic notarizations to conform to all applicable standards established by the Secretary of the State and to all applicable sections of the Connecticut General Statutes, including, but not limited to, chapter 15 of the Connecticut General Statutes and sections 3-94a to 3-95, inclusive, of the Connecticut General Statutes.
  2. Provides that a participating town clerk shall only be required to accept electronic documents containing electronic signatures or electronic notarizations that the clerk has the technology to support.
  3. Provides that a participating town clerk shall not be responsible for authenticating electronic signatures or electronic notarizations.
Analysis:

Under the Connecticut Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act (URPERA), standards for implementing eRecording were published effective April 1, 2013. The rule follows what other states have done with their electronic recording rules. Essentially, the rule requires any electronic notarization performed on an electronic real property document to conform to the applicable legal requirements for any notarization under Connecticut law.

Read the text of the administrative rule.

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