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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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LawMar 22, 2020 - Iowa
IA Waiver Guidance on Remote Online Notarization (2020) - The Iowa Secretary of State has issued guidance for performing notarial acts for remotely located individuals under the Governor's executive order waiving the requirement of personal appearance for notarial acts.

Executive OrderMar 21, 2020 - Pennsylvania
PA Governor's Executive Order (2020: Court Reporters) - Pennsylvania Governor Wolf signed an executive order temporarily granting court reporters who are Notaries reprieve from the physical presence notarization rule.

Executive OrderMar 19, 2020 - New York
NY Governor Executive Order (2020) - New York Governor Cuomo issues a temporary executive order allowing notarizations to be performed using communication technology.

Executive OrderMar 19, 2020 - Arizona
AZ Governor's Executive Order (2020) - The Arizona Governor issues an order that law enforcement, state government agencies, and county and municipal governments must accept as identification an Arizona Driver License that expires between March 1, 2020, and September 1, 2020, for 6 months beyond the expiration date.

Executive OrderMar 18, 2020 - Florida
FL Supreme Court Administrative Order (2020) - A Florida Supreme Court administrative order allows all Notaries to administer oaths remotely by audio-video communication.

Executive OrderMar 18, 2020 - Wisconsin
WI Emergency Guidance On Remote Online Notarization (2020) - The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions in response to Governor Evers' Executive Order #72 released emergency guidance on remote online notarizations during the COVID-19 crisis.

Executive OrderMar 12, 2020 - Maryland
MD Governor Executive Order (03-12-2020) - Maryland Governor Hogan has issued an executive order that extends driver's licenses and Notary commissions to the 30th day after the COVID-19 state of emergency and catastrophic health emergency is rescinded.

RuleFeb 16, 2020 - Florida
FL Administrative Rules (2020) - The Florida Department of State has adopted rules for registering to become a remote online Notary and performing remote online notarial acts.

RuleJan 07, 2020 - Tennessee
TN Online Notarization Rules (2019) - The Tennessee Secretary of State issues permanent online notarization rules to replace emergency rules adopted earlier this year.

RuleJan 02, 2020 - Idaho
ID Temporary Rules (2020) - The Idaho Secretary of State has published temporary rules for notarial acts involving remotely located individuals (remote online notarization).

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