AZ House Bill 1354

Notary Law Update: AZ House Bill 1354

State: Arizona


Arizona becomes the first state to enact the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act (URPERA).

Signed:  April 18, 2005

Effective:  January 01, 2006

Chapter: 109


Amends Arizona Revised Statutes Title 11, chapter 3, by adding Article 3.1

  1. Enacts the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act (URPERA), establishing an electronic recording commission to promulgate rules and regulations governing electronic recording of real property documents.
  2. As pertains to electronic notarizations performed on real property documents, the Act clarifies that a “physical or electronic image of a stamp, impression or seal need not accompany an electronic signature.”

Arizona scores the honor of being the first state to enact the URPERA, a uniform statute promulgated by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. It is not surprising that Arizona is the first state to pass the Act, since Maricopa County is known for its electronic recording pilots. The NNA served as an observer to the drafting committee which authored the URPERA.

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