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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 27, 2020 - New York
NY Governor Executive Order 202.11 (2020) - New York Governor Cuomo in Executive Order 202.11 extends the time to renew Notary commission licenses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

RuleMar 27, 2020 - Washington
WA Emergency Rules (2020) - The Washington Department of Licensing has adopted emergency rules to support the temporary authorization for Notaries to perform remote notarial acts.

GuidanceMar 27, 2020 - Kentucky
KY Guidance on Remote Notarization - Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams clarifies that Kentucky Notaries may perform remote notarizations today under the Commonwealth's new statute, which took effect on January 1, 2020.

Executive OrderMar 26, 2020 - Pennsylvania
PA Governor Waiver of Physical Appearance (2020) - As reported by the Department of State, Pennsylvania Governor Wolf temporarily suspended the physical appearance requirement related to the notarization of certain real estate transactions.

Executive OrderMar 26, 2020 - Alabama
AL Governor Fourth Supplemental Proclamation (2020) - Alabama Governo Kay Ivey has signed a proclamation allowing attorneys who are Notaries and Notaries working under the supervision of an attorney to use videoconferencing technologies to perform notarial acts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

GuidanceMar 26, 2020 - Illinois
IL Guidance on Remote Online Notarization (2020) - The Illinois Secretary of State has issued guidance for temporarily performing remote notarial acts under the Illinois Governor's Executive Order 2020-14.

Executive OrderMar 25, 2020 - Georgia
GA Executive Order (2020) - Georgia Governor Kemp extends all valid driver's licenses and identification cards set to expire between March 25, 2020, through June 30, 2020, by 120 days.

RuleMar 25, 2020 - Vermont
VT Emergency Remote Notarial Act Rules (2020) - The Vermont Secretary of State has adopted emergency rules for implementing remote notarial acts in Vermont.

Legal CaseMar 25, 2020 - Tennessee
TN Supreme Court Order No. ADM2020-00428 - The Tennessee Supreme Court publishes an order related to the suspension of in-person court proceedings and encourages the use of remote online notarization.

Executive OrderMar 25, 2020 - West Virginia
WV Governor Executive Order 11-20 - West Virginia Governor Justice issues an executive order temporarily suspending the personal appearance rule for notarizations.

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