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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 01, 2020 - Nebraska
NE Governor Executive Order 20-13 - Nebraska Governor Ricketts in an executive order waives the July 1, 2020, operative date for the Online Notary Public Act that was enacted in 2019 so the Secretary of State can immediately implement the Act.

RuleMar 31, 2020 - West Virginia
WV Emergency Rule 153-45-27 (2020) - West Virginia Secretary of State Warner has adopted an emergency rule to implement Governor Justice's executive order suspending the personal appearance requirement for notarial acts during states of emergency.

RuleMar 31, 2020 - Indiana
IN Administrative Rules (2020) - The Indiana Secretary of State has adopted final rules for implementing remote notarizations, Notary commissions, continuing education, and administrative complaints.

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.

Legal CaseMar 31, 2020 - Indiana
IN Supreme Court Order (2020) - The Indiana Supreme Court temporarily authorizes Indiana Notaries Public and other oath administering officials in Indiana to swear a witness remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

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