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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 - Georgia
GA Governor Executive Order 03.31.20.01 - Georgia Governor Kemp temporarily suspends the physical presence requirement for notarial acts related to legal documents involving real estate transactions.

GuidanceMar 31, 2020 - New York
NY Guidance on Remote Notarizations (2020) - The New York Department of State has issued guidance to Notaries on implementing Governor Cuomo's Executive Order 202.7 authorizing remote notarial acts.

RuleMar 31, 2020 - Colorado
CO Emergency Remote Notarization Rules (2020) - Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold has adopted emergency rules to implement Governor Jared Polis' Executive Order temporarily authorizing Notaries to perform remote notarial acts.

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.

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.

Executive OrderMar 30, 2020 - Arkansas
AR Governor Executive Order 20-12 (2020) - Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson issues an executive order that temporarily allows certain limited Notaries to perform notarial acts using real-time audio and visual means.

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.

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