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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 OrderApr 08, 2020 - Maine
ME Executive Order 37 (2020) - Maine Governor Janet Mills issued an executive order temporarily allowing Maine Notaries to perform notarial acts for remotely located individuals.

RuleApr 08, 2020 - Montana
MT Emergency Rule (eSeals) (2020) - The Montana Secretary of State has issued an emergency rule related to the format of electronic seals for remote online notarizations.

Executive OrderApr 08, 2020 - Missouri
MO Governor Executive Orders (2020) - Governor Michael Parson signed executive orders temporarily allowing notarial acts to be performed through audio-visual conference technology.

Executive OrderApr 08, 2020 - Michigan
MI Governor Executive Orders (2020) - Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued executive orders temporarily allowing Notaries to perform remote notarizations and to extend Notary commissions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Executive OrderApr 06, 2020 - Mississippi
MS Executive Order No. 1467 - Governor Tate Reeves issues an executive order temporarily authorizing Mississippi Notaries to perform notarial acts for remotely located individuals.

GuidanceApr 06, 2020 - Mississippi
MS Guidance on Remote Notarizations - The Mississippi Secretary of State has published guidance for Mississippi Notaries who perform temporary remote notarizations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Executive OrderApr 03, 2020 - Rhode Island
RI Standards of Conduct for Remote Notarizations (2020) - The Rhode Island Secretary of State has added temporary remote online notarization standards to its Standards of Conduct for Notaries Public in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

Executive OrderApr 03, 2020 - Alabama
AL Governor Fifth Supplemental Proclamation (2020) - Alabama Governor Ivey has issued a revised proclamation now allowing all Alabama Notaries to perform remote ink signed notarizations during the COVID-19 state of emergency.

Executive OrderApr 03, 2020 - Pennsylvania
PA Additional Notarization Waiver (2020) - The Pennsylvania Department of State obtained another waiver allowing certain additional estate-related documents to be notarized using remote notarization.

RuleApr 02, 2020 - Nebraska
NE Emergency Online Notarization Rules - The Nebraska Secretary of State has adopted emergency rules implementing Governor Ricketts' Executive Order 20-13 related to online notarization during the COVID-19 crisis.

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