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DC B16-0173

Notary Law Update: DC B16-0173

State: Washington DC

Summary:

The District of Columbia enacts the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act (URPERA).

Signed:  July 14, 2005

Effective:  October 18, 2005

Chapter: Act No. 16-0025

Affects:

Creates as yet uncodified new sections in the District of Columbia Code.

Changes:
  1. Enacts the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act (URPERA).
  2. Clarifies that the electronic signature of a Notary or notarial officer on a document presented for recording meets satisfies any law requiring a document or a signature associated with a document to be notarized.
  3. Permits a Notary to use an electronic signature to notarize an electronic real property document without affixing an image of the Notary’s official physical seal.
Analysis:

The District of Columbia has enacted the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act. The Act contains the stock notarization provision, permitting a Notary to use an electronic signature in notarizing any electronic real property document submitted for recording electronically with a recorder of deeds. In performing an electronic notarial act, a Notary is not required to place an image of a Notary seal on the electronic document as long as the information within the seal is placed on the document. 

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