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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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GuidanceJun 03, 2020 - United States
US Treasury Guidance on Remote Notarization - The U.S. Department of the Treasury issued temporary guidance that is effective through December, 2020, waiving the personal appearance requirement for the notarization of participant elections related to qualified joint survivor annuities.

RuleMay 30, 2020 - Colorado
CO Temporary Elections Regulation (2020) - A new temporary regulation in Colorado allows for certain elections petitions to be witnessed and notarized under the Governor's temporary authorization for remote notarization.

Legal CaseMay 29, 2020 - Rhode Island
In re William E. Paplauskas, Jr. No. 2018-161-M.P. - The Rhode Island Supreme Court rules that non-attorney signing agents, who are agents of a title company providing title insurance for a Rhode Island real estate transaction, may perform loan signing services.

LawMay 28, 2020 - West Virginia
WV House Bill 2086 - West Virginia enacts the Uniform Real Property Electronic Act, allowing Notaries to use electronic signatures in notarizing real property records.

Executive OrderMay 26, 2020 - Pennsylvania
PA Governor Waiver of PennDOT ID Expiration Dates - The Governor of Pennsylvania has granted a waiver of the requirement that Pennsylvania driver’s license and non-driver' ID that expires between March 16 and June 30, 2020, be current and unexpired.

LawMay 21, 2020 - Oklahoma
OK Senate Bill 1779 - Senate Bill 1779 defines "absentee ballot harvesting" that contains prohibitions for Notaries, and also makes clarifications to the law limiting Notaries from notarizing 20 absentee ballot affidavits in an election.

LawMay 17, 2020 - Minnesota
MN House File 4605 - House File 4605 expands the means by which a recording official may accept documents, signatures, or filings for recording a Notary commission during a peacetime public health​ emergency.

LawMay 13, 2020 - Washington DC
DC B 23-0750 - The District of Columbia has enacted temporary authorization for Notaries to perform remote notarial acts.

LawMay 12, 2020 - Florida
FL Senate Bill 596 - Senate Bill 596 makes minor, technical changes to Florida Statutes Sections 117.021, 117.245, and 117.265.

RuleMay 09, 2020 - Wisconsin
WI Emergency Rules EmR2005 - The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions has adopted emergency rules related to Notaries who perform notarial acts for remotely located individuals.

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