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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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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.

Executive OrderMay 07, 2020 - California
CA Governor Executive Order N-63-20 - California Governor Newsom has issued Executive Order N-63-20, extending the commissions of certain Notaries and allowing Notaries to temporarily accept expired California IDs and driver's licenses, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

LawMay 07, 2020 - Oklahoma
OK Senate Bill 210 - Senate Bill 210 waives the notarization requirement for absentee ballot affidavits under certain circumstances and modifies civil procedure regarding statements under penalty of perjury.

LawMay 04, 2020 - North Carolina
NC Senate Bill 704 - Senate Bill 704 enacts temporary authorization for North Carolina Notaries to perform emergency videoconference notarizations.

LawMay 01, 2020 - Wisconsin
WI Assembly Bill 293 - Wisconsin enacts the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts and becomes the twenty-third state to authorize Notaries to perform remote online notarizations.

GuidanceMay 01, 2020 - Michigan
MI Guidance on Video-Conference Notarizations - The Michigan Secretary of State has issued guidance on the temporary authorization allowing Notaries to perform video-conference notarizations.

LawApr 28, 2020 - Vermont
VT Senate Bill 114 - Senate Bill 114 enacts provisions related to powers of attorney and real estate documents that are signed in conformance with the Vermont Secretary of State's emergency rules for remote notarial acts.

LawApr 28, 2020 - Vermont
VT Senate Bill 316 - Senate Bill 316 temporarily allows witnesses to a last will to personally appear by remote means to sign self-proving affidavits.

Executive OrderApr 27, 2020 - Texas
TX Governor Executive Order (Real Estate Documents) - Texas Governor Abbott temporarily suspended the physical presence requirement related to the notarization of real property documents.

LawApr 23, 2020 - Massachusetts
MA Senate Bill 2645 - Senate Bill 2645 temporarily authorizes Notaries to perform videoconference notarizations in Massachusetts.

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