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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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GuidanceMar 30, 2020 - New Mexico
NM Guidance on Video-Conference Notarizations - New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver issued guidance for New Mexico Notaries implementing the Governor's recent executive order temporarily authorizing video-conference notarizations.

Executive OrderMar 29, 2020 - Hawaii
HI Governor Executive Order 20-02 - Hawaii Governor David Ige temporarily suspends the requirement that would require close physical contact to accomplish Notary functions.

LawMar 28, 2020 - Minnesota
MN House File 4531 - House File 4531 extends the expiration date of Minnesota driver's licenses and identification cards, two main forms of IDs Notaries accept, during the COVID-19 peacetime public health emergency.

Executive OrderMar 28, 2020 - Washington
WA Governor's Proclamation 20-27 (Remote Notarial Acts) - Washington Governor Inslee temporarily suspends the October 1, 2020, effective date for SB 5641 until April 26, 2020.

Executive OrderMar 28, 2020 - Colorado
CO Governor Executive Orders (Remote Notarization) - Executive orders temporarily suspends the physical presence requirement and authorizes remote notarizations during the COVID-19 state of emergency.

Executive OrderMar 27, 2020 - Illinois
IL Governor Executive Orders (Remote Notarization) - Illinois Governor Pritzker issues executive orders amidst the COVID-19 crisis to allow Notaries to perform remote notarial acts.

Executive OrderMar 27, 2020 - New York
NY Governor Executive Order 202.11 (2020) - New York Governor Cuomo in Executive Order 202.11 extends the time to renew Notary commission licenses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

RuleMar 27, 2020 - Washington
WA Emergency Rules (2020) - The Washington Department of Licensing has adopted emergency rules to support the temporary authorization for Notaries to perform remote notarial acts.

GuidanceMar 27, 2020 - Kentucky
KY Guidance on Remote Notarization - Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams clarifies that Kentucky Notaries may perform remote notarizations today under the Commonwealth's new statute, which took effect on January 1, 2020.

Executive OrderMar 26, 2020 - Pennsylvania
PA Governor Waiver of Physical Appearance (2020) - As reported by the Department of State, Pennsylvania Governor Wolf temporarily suspended the physical appearance requirement related to the notarization of certain real estate transactions.

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