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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 OrderApr 03, 2020 - Rhode Island
RI Standards of Conduct for Remote Notarizations (2020) - The Rhode Island Secretary of State has added temporary remote online notarization standards to its Standards of Conduct for Notaries Public in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

Executive OrderApr 03, 2020 - Alabama
AL Governor Fifth Supplemental Proclamation (2020) - Alabama Governor Ivey has issued a revised proclamation now allowing all Alabama Notaries to perform remote ink signed notarizations during the COVID-19 state of emergency.

Executive OrderApr 03, 2020 - Pennsylvania
PA Additional Notarization Waiver (2020) - The Pennsylvania Department of State obtained another waiver allowing certain additional estate-related documents to be notarized using remote notarization.

RuleApr 02, 2020 - Nebraska
NE Emergency Online Notarization Rules - The Nebraska Secretary of State has adopted emergency rules implementing Governor Ricketts' Executive Order 20-13 related to online notarization during the COVID-19 crisis.

Executive OrderApr 01, 2020 - Nebraska
NE Governor Executive Order 20-13 - Nebraska Governor Ricketts in an executive order waives the July 1, 2020, operative date for the Online Notary Public Act that was enacted in 2019 so the Secretary of State can immediately implement the Act.

RuleApr 01, 2020 - West Virginia
WV Emergency Rule 153-45-27 (2020) - West Virginia Secretary of State Warner has adopted an emergency rule to implement Governor Justice's executive order suspending the personal appearance requirement for notarial acts during states of emergency.

Executive OrderApr 01, 2020 - Georgia
GA Governor Executive Orders (2020) - Georgia Governor Kemp temporarily suspends the physical presence requirement for notarial acts related to legal documents involving real estate transactions.

RuleMar 31, 2020 - Indiana
IN Administrative Rules (2020) - The Indiana Secretary of State has adopted final rules for implementing remote notarizations, Notary commissions, continuing education, and administrative complaints.

GuidanceMar 31, 2020 - New York
NY Guidance on Remote Notarizations (2020) - The New York Department of State has issued guidance to Notaries on implementing Governor Cuomo's Executive Order 202.7 authorizing remote notarial acts.

RuleMar 31, 2020 - Colorado
CO Emergency Remote Notarization Rules (2020) - Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold has adopted emergency rules to implement Governor Jared Polis' Executive Order temporarily authorizing Notaries to perform remote notarial acts.

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