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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 31, 2020 - Arkansas
AR Governor Executive Orders (2020) - Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson issues executive orders that temporarily allows certain limited Notaries to perform notarial acts using real-time audio and visual means.

Executive OrderMar 31, 2020 - New Mexico
NM Governor Executive Orders (Remote Notarization) - New Mexico Governor Grisham has issued an executive order allowing Notaries to temporarily perform notarial acts on paper documents using audio-video technology for personal appearance.

Executive OrderMar 31, 2020 - Connecticut
CT Governor Executive Orders 7Q and 7ZZ - Connecticut Governor Lamont issues a revised order relating to remotely notarized documents that revises and supersedes Executive Order 7K. Subsequently, Executive Order 7ZZ extended Executive Order 7Q.

Legal CaseMar 31, 2020 - Indiana
IN Supreme Court Order (2020) - The Indiana Supreme Court temporarily authorizes Indiana Notaries Public and other oath administering officials in Indiana to swear a witness remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Executive OrderMar 30, 2020 - Maryland
MD Governor Executive Order 20-03-30-04 - Maryland Governor Lawrence Hogan has issued an executive order temporarily authorizing Notaries to perform notarial acts for remotely located individuals.

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.

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.

Executive OrderMar 29, 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.

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