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Notary Laws

Notary Law Updates By State

Use this database to find updated Notary laws and regulations in your state or jurisdiction.

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Executive OrderMar 30, 2020 - Arkansas
AR Governor Executive Order 20-12 (2020) - Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson issues an executive order that temporarily allows certain limited Notaries to perform notarial acts using real-time audio and visual means.

LawMar 30, 2020 - Kentucky
KY Senate Bill 150 - Senate Bill 150, a COVID-19 related emergency bill, contains a Notary videoconferencing provision.

LawMar 30, 2020 - South Dakota
SD Senate Bill 190 - Senate Bill 190 authorizes the South Dakota Secretary of Public Safety to extend the expiration of driver's licenses and nondriver's identification cards, two forms of identification presented to Notaries, during the COVID-19 emergency.

GuidanceMar 30, 2020 - Maryland
MD Guidance on Remote Notarizations - Maryland Secretary of State John Wobensmith has issued official guidance to Maryland Notaries on how to understand and perform temporary remote notarizations as authorized under Governor Hogan's Executive Order of March 30, 2020.

Executive OrderMar 30, 2020 - Hawaii
HI Governor Executive Orders (2020) - Hawaii Governor David Ige has issued orders to temporarily suspend the requirement that would require close physical contact to accomplish Notary functions.

GuidanceMar 30, 2020 - New Mexico
NM Guidance on Video-Conference Notarizations - New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver issued guidance for New Mexico Notaries implementing the Governor's recent executive order temporarily authorizing video-conference notarizations.

LawMar 28, 2020 - Minnesota
MN House File 4531 - House File 4531 extends the expiration date of Minnesota driver's licenses and identification cards, two main forms of IDs Notaries accept, during the COVID-19 peacetime public health emergency.

Executive OrderMar 28, 2020 - Washington
WA Governor's Proclamation 20-27 (Remote Notarial Acts) - Washington Governor Inslee temporarily suspends the October 1, 2020, effective date for SB 5641 until April 26, 2020.

Executive OrderMar 28, 2020 - Colorado
CO Governor Executive Orders (Remote Notarization) - Executive orders temporarily suspends the physical presence requirement and authorizes remote notarizations during the COVID-19 state of emergency.

Executive OrderMar 27, 2020 - Illinois
IL Governor Executive Orders (Remote Notarization) - Illinois Governor Pritzker issues executive orders amidst the COVID-19 crisis to allow Notaries to perform remote notarial acts.

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