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Answers To Urgent Questions Notaries Are Asking About Remote Online Notarization

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Updated 5-26-20 with new information for the District of Columbia. Many Notaries have contacted the NNA with urgent questions about performing remote online notarization. To help you, we’ve provided answers to some of these questions below. The NNA will continue to update this article as we receive new information and updates.

What states allow Notaries to perform RON and are fully set up to perform remote notarizations?

As of March 26, 2020, the following states have enacted and fully implemented permanent remote online notarization laws and/or rules: Virginia, Texas, Nebraska, Nevada, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Ohio, Tennessee, Florida, Idaho, Kentucky, Oklahoma and North Dakota. South Dakota has enacted RON laws, but South Dakota limits RON to notarizing paper documents only.

But I’ve heard that other states are allowing Notaries to perform RON or other remote notarizations because of the coronavirus emergency?

That is correct. Due to the stay-at-home orders issued in many states and the Centers of Disease Control social distancing guideline of keeping 6 feet apart from another person, additional states have issued temporary authorizations for Notaries to perform RONs, remote ink-signed notarization (RIN) or other remote communication options for notarizations. These authorizations are issued through a Governor’s executive order, emergency rules and official guidance. The states with temporary authorizations to perform RONs are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Notaries in these states must follow any rules set by the governor or state commissioning officials for these emergency authorizations. Rules for each of these states (and states with different emergency guideline alternatives to in-person notarizations) can be found in our article on state Notary emergency COVID-19 measures or at the NNA's State Notary Law Updates database. Please note that you must follow any guidelines set by your state to perform RON.Services such as Skype or Facetime may not be used as a replacement for RON technology guidelines mandated by state emergency orders. (This is a rapidly developing story and we are in the process of updating the map below with the latest information. — The Editors)

5-26-20 map of state emergency RON laws

Do I have to register to perform RONs?

It depends. States that have passed RON laws typically require a Notary either to register with the commissioning official (Florida, for example) or obtain a special commission (Texas, for example). To register or obtain a separate commission to perform RONs, a Notary must submit an application to the commissioning official. You may also be required to submit information about the technology you will use to perform RONs, such as any digital certificates you purchase or any RON platforms you use. More information is available here.

In some states with temporary authorizations issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, no registration or separate commission is required.

What technology will I need perform RONs? 

For states that have RON laws and rules, you will likely need to use a dedicated remote online notarization platform. A list of RON platform providers with links to their websites can be found in this article.

For states that have set up emergency RON or alternate Notarization rules for the coronavirus crisis, follow the guidelines provided in your state’s emergency orders. Some of these states do not require Notaries to use a RON platform.

How much does it cost to register for a RON platform?

That depends on the individual provider. You will need to contact the RON providers you are interested in to request pricing information. Please keep in mind that due to the current COVID-19 emergency, the RON platform providers may not be onboarding new Notaries or there may be a delay in doing so. But one provider announced it is adding Notaries from certain states.

Where can I perform RON? Can I travel outside my state to perform RON notarizations?

You can only perform a RON while physically located in the state where you hold a commission. You may not perform a RON while you are located out of the state where you have been commissioned.

Can I register to perform RON through the NNA?

The NNA is not a remote notarization platform provider. However, we do offer digital certificates issued by IdenTrust and electronic seal images, which can be used with some RON platforms. Before purchasing, please check with the platform provider you'll be working with to verify that you may use the digital certificate offered by the NNA with their system.

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Eriel

27 Mar 2020

What types of general documents are supported through RON? Trying to see if it’s worth it for Michigan notaries who deal with a lot of general notary work.

National Notary Association

30 Mar 2020

Hello.For more information about how RON works, please see this article: https://www.nationalnotary.org/notary-bulletin/blog/2019/11/the-state-of-remote-online-notarization

Shearine McKee

28 Mar 2020

I am a notary in NY. How do I get an electronic signature

National Notary Association

30 Mar 2020

Hello. If you are looking for guidelines for New York's executive order regarding Notaries using audio-visual technology, please see here: https://www.nationalnotary.org/notary-bulletin/blog/2019/11/the-state-of-remote-online-notarization

Denise A. Benny

30 Mar 2020

Can a notary notarize Will electronically?

National Notary Association

30 Mar 2020

Hello. Notaries should not notarize a will without authoritative legal instructions being provided. Please see here for more information: https://www.nationalnotary.org/knowledge-center/tips-tutorials/notarize-wills

Aleasha Sousa

30 Mar 2020

Can I I notarize for the family business? we shared the same last name

National Notary Association

30 Mar 2020

Hello. To help us answer your question, can you please tell us what state you are commissioned in?

Cuqui57@sbcglobal.net

30 Mar 2020

I would like to know if Connecticut preform the RON as I have been notary fir more the 25 years.

National Notary Association

30 Mar 2020

Hello. Connecticut has issued emergency orders permitting remote online notarization. For details, please see here: https://www.nationalnotary.org/notary-bulletin/blog/2020/03/states-emergency-action-remote-notarization

Brenda L Valdez

30 Mar 2020

Please..... any update on Massachusetts??? I see every state except info on MA

National Notary Association

30 Mar 2020

Hello Brenda. We haven't received any new information from Massachusetts at this time, but if that changes, we will add it to our coverage as soon as possible.

Tasha Moore

30 Mar 2020

How would we contact or push for remote notary in our state if there has been no news of it even happening? I am in North Carolina, and no information as of yet, and it is in current high demand due to NC being at a stay at home order until the end of April.

National Notary Association

30 Mar 2020

Hello. You may wish to contact your local state lawmakers to give them your feedback.

Klodiya

30 Mar 2020

Any information on California? I didn’t see that in the list.

National Notary Association

30 Mar 2020

Hello. Please see here for information about working during the "shelter in place" order in CA: https://www.nationalnotary.org/notary-bulletin/blog/2020/03/ca-sos-notaries-work-special-order. At present, there are no new emergency changes to California notarization rules. However, if the situation changes, we will update our readers as soon as possible.

Christine S Mullin

30 Mar 2020

I didn't see anything regarding California, unless I missed it. Do you have any news about California notaries and possible remote signatures?

National Notary Association

30 Mar 2020

Hello. Please see here for information about working during the "shelter in place" order in CA: https://www.nationalnotary.org/notary-bulletin/blog/2020/03/ca-sos-notaries-work-special-order. At present, there are no new emergency changes to California notarization rules. However, if the situation changes, we will update our readers as soon as possible.

Nancy Burrell

30 Mar 2020

Is Utah a RON state

National Notary Association

30 Mar 2020

Hello. Yes, and according to the Lt. Governor's website, the state is accepting applications to become Remote Online Notaries. See this article: https://www.nationalnotary.org/notary-bulletin/blog/2018/06/remote-notarization-what-you-need-to-know

Sharon Simpson

30 Mar 2020

I don't see California are there any updates for this state?

National Notary Association

30 Mar 2020

Hello. Please see here for information about California Notaries working during the "shelter in place" order: https://www.nationalnotary.org/notary-bulletin/blog/2020/03/ca-sos-notaries-work-special-order

Susan B Cummings

30 Mar 2020

What about the State of Louisiana? Any changes to show remote notarizations being approved?

National Notary Association

30 Mar 2020

Hello. Not at this time, but if the situation changes we will update our coverage to let our readers know.

Heather valadez

30 Mar 2020

What about Wa State

National Notary Association

30 Mar 2020

Hello. New information about Washington state can be found here: https://www.nationalnotary.org/notary-bulletin/blog/2020/03/states-emergency-action-remote-notarization

Autumn Bidwell

30 Mar 2020

I'm a CA Notary, employed in CA. My employer owns commercial real estate in WA state, where lease documents require notarization. Since I am not permitted to notarized via a RON platform, could our signers located in CA notarize these documents via a RON platform with a WA state notary?

National Notary Association

30 Mar 2020

Hello. While Washington has issued an emergency proclamation permitting remote notarizations, the state has not yet has not yet adopted rules for remote notarization. As soon as permanent or emergency rules are published, we will add this information to our coverage.

Mary

30 Mar 2020

What about Colorado?

National Notary Association

31 Mar 2020

Hello. Colorado has authorized remote online notarizations through at least April 27. Please see here for details: https://www.nationalnotary.org/notary-bulletin/blog/2020/03/states-emergency-action-remote-notarization

Anissa Chmura

30 Mar 2020

Is remote notarization allowed in Illinois?

National Notary Association

31 Mar 2020

Hello. Yes, Illinois has temporarily approved RON. Please see here for more information: https://www.nationalnotary.org/notary-bulletin/blog/2020/03/states-emergency-action-remote-notarization

Tammy Loveall

30 Mar 2020

I noticed you didn't mention that Michigan is a State that allows RON. Just wanted to let you know that Michigan approved 5 vendor platforms in January 2020. I'm registered and working to do RON closings very soon.

National Notary Association

31 Mar 2020

Thank you Tammy, we will update our information for Michigan.

Patricia Fradette

31 Mar 2020

Can you register for more than one title company on different platforms for RON?

National Notary Association

31 Mar 2020

Hi Patricia. We would recommend that you reach out to any RON platforms you are interested in working with and speaking with them directly on this.

Angela Horvath

31 Mar 2020

Does the State of Alaska allow RON? If they do how do I find someone that can do this for me?

National Notary Association

31 Mar 2020

Hello. Alaska has not authorized RON at this time.

Maya Joseph

31 Mar 2020

Any info on New Jersey? I know they started the process but has it been passed?

National Notary Association

31 Mar 2020

Hello. To the best of our information, not yet but as soon as we receive new information we will share it with our readers.

rochelle steuer

31 Mar 2020

I work in Redlands California How are we supposed to handle Notary if we are not a RON state. Can we take a copy of our notary page have them sign that and staple it individually to our notary book afterwards also what do we do about thumbprints in CA Its not like we can sterilze our ink pads after each person

National Notary Association

31 Mar 2020

Hello. Please see these two articles for information from the CA Secretary of State's office and recommended safety precautions for Notaries: https://www.nationalnotary.org/notary-bulletin/blog/2020/03/ca-sos-notaries-work-special-order and https://www.nationalnotary.org/notary-bulletin/blog/2020/03/notaries-precautions-coronavirus

Steve

31 Mar 2020

1) Could a notary in a state that has an RON order take the oath of someone in another state? Also, how does the document get signed? Two separate documents, one with affiant and one with the notary taking oath, then merge the copies or originals?

National Notary Association

31 Mar 2020

Hello. The answers to your questions depend greatly on each state's rules regarding RON. If you can let us know the specific states involved, we may be able to provide you with additional details.

Tom

31 Mar 2020

Just got married 2-16-20 and need to update my will for my spouse in PA We had a lawyer draw up a new will, power of attorney and living trust but cannot get to hi as he is a notary and his family as two witnesses Is there any way to make this legal

National Notary Association

01 Apr 2020

Hello. Any questions about issues with completing legal documents would need to be answered by an attorney.

Sheana K Mata

31 Mar 2020

What about Hawaii?

National Notary Association

01 Apr 2020

Hello. We are currently in the process of processing and updating new information for a large number of states, and will be posting more updates here over the next few days. Please keep checking this article for new information.

Carmen

01 Apr 2020

What app can be used in CT for RON? And what is the amount of the fee I will be allowed to charge for this service? Thank you.

National Notary Association

02 Apr 2020

Hello. For the Connecticut guidelines, please see here: https://www.nationalnotary.org/notary-bulletin/blog/2020/03/states-emergency-action-remote-notarization. There have been no changes to the CT Notary fee schedule at this time.

Jennifer

02 Apr 2020

Can a Virginia online notary notarize a Will for someone in another state, for use in that state?

National Notary Association

03 Apr 2020

Hello. Only with authoritative instructions provided by a qualified attorney. For more information, please see here: https://www.nationalnotary.org/knowledge-center/tips-tutorials/notarize-wills

Beth

02 Apr 2020

Do you have a master list of the states that allow the fee to be passed onto the Buyer for a RON transaction?

National Notary Association

03 Apr 2020

Hello. We're sorry, but could you please clarify what type of fee you are referring to? For example, are you referring the fee for the notarization service?

Mahan

03 Apr 2020

Are/Can Notaries in CA notarize during this time? If so, how?

National Notary Association

06 Apr 2020

Hello. California Notaries are not authorized to perform RONs at this time. For more information on notarizing in California during this emergency, please see this article: https://www.nationalnotary.org/notary-bulletin/blog/2020/03/ca-sos-notaries-work-special-order and this link for more safety tips: https://www.nationalnotary.org/notary-bulletin/blog/2020/03/notaries-precautions-coronavirus

gonotary123@gmail.com

03 Apr 2020

Where do I go on the NNA site to take the training and test for RON for Ohio?

National Notary Association

06 Apr 2020

Please see here for more information: https://www.nationalnotary.org/ohio/how-to-become-ohio-notary

Laurie Roza

04 Apr 2020

Hello, I would like to start doing RON in Arizona. Do you know when this will be available and where do I apply so I can get my name on a list? Thank you

National Notary Association

06 Apr 2020

Hello. Arizona has not authorized RON at this time.

Debbie MacLean

04 Apr 2020

What provisions, if any, does Georgia have for remote notary?

National Notary Association

06 Apr 2020

Hello. None at this time, however, if that changes, please watch these articles for updates: https://www.nationalnotary.org/notary-bulletin/blog/2020/03/states-emergency-action-remote-notarization and here: https://www.nationalnotary.org/notary-bulletin/blog/2020/03/answers-urgent-questions-notaries-ron

National Notary Association

06 Apr 2020

Hello. Georgia does not permit its Notaries to perform RONs at this time.

Kimberly Dickerson

06 Apr 2020

Does California allow RON notarizations. And if so do you know if snapdocs accepts the NNA digital seal?

National Notary Association

06 Apr 2020

Hello. California does not authorize its Notaries to perform RONs at this time. To clarify, are you referring to the digital certificate offered by the NNA?

Gabriela Panduro

06 Apr 2020

Hello, I'm a notary in Virginia and have been asked to remotely notarize a document for a client in California. Is this possible?I'm not sure what the laws are in california in regards to RONs.

National Notary Association

07 Apr 2020

Hello. In order to perform remote online notarizations, a Virginia Notary must first submit an application to do so with the Secretary of the Commonwealth. Please see here for instructions: https://www.commonwealth.virginia.gov/official-documents/notary-commissions/enotary/

Denise Watson

06 Apr 2020

Are there any states that will not recognize the validity/ reciprocate validity of a document notarized by an out-of-state Notary Public (assuming they are following the rules of their state, with the proper technical requirements) for a citizen of their state when the citizen is located within the state at the time of the notarization? As a potential remote notary, I would not want to risk that a document would be rendered invalid even if following the rules of my state. It seems like that should be something core to this process and I can't seem to find a comprehensive guide on point. Thank you.

Beth K

07 Apr 2020

I am a Maryland notary. Can I use RON to notarize signatures, oaths, affirmations, etc. from locations anywhere in the U.S. or only performed in my state (MD)?

National Notary Association

07 Apr 2020

Hello. To the best of our information, neither the executive order or the guidance from the Maryland Secretary of State say that the signer must be located in Maryland.

Erica Siegman

08 Apr 2020

Which states authorize their RON / E-Vid notaries to notarize for folks in California? ( is notary cam the same as RON?) 🙏

National Notary Association

09 Apr 2020

Hello. NotaryCam is a RON technology platform provider. Several states authorize RON Notaries to provide services for signers outside the state, including Virginia and Texas. Many states have also issued emergency orders temporarily authorizing their Notaries to perform RONs. For more details, please see here: https://www.nationalnotary.org/notary-bulletin/blog/2020/03/states-emergency-action-remote-notarization

Michelle Deshommes

09 Apr 2020

Does Florida allow RON.

National Notary Association

09 Apr 2020

Hello. Florida Notaries can apply to perform RONs. For more information, please see here: https://www.nationalnotary.org/knowledge-center/about-notaries/how-to-become-a-notary-public/how-to-become-a-remote-online-notary#FloridaRON

Colleen M.

09 Apr 2020

I have not seen anything on the state of SC for RON. Please advise.

National Notary Association

09 Apr 2020

Hello. South Carolina has not authorized its Notaries to perform RONs at this time. If this situation changes, we will update the information in our RON articles.

D LeBoeuf

11 Apr 2020

Information on the current state of RON in Louisiana: On March 26, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards issued emergency Proclamation 37 with Section 6 relaxing restrictions on remote notaries. Assuming the legality of the proclamation, attorney-notaries and non-attorney notaries would be allowed to notarize documents remotely and without the presence of the person requesting the service. Among other requirements, is recordation of the notarization event and retention for 10 years. Also, notarizing certain documents remotely is allowed only until April 13. If you’ve read the proclamation, you will see that documents NOT authorized to be notarized under this proclamation include “authentic acts”, of which mortgage documents are. Also note that in Louisiana law with respect to the notary public, the governor only has the power of notary appointment; he has no power to change the duties or powers of the notary public. That power is held within the legislature. There are relevant bills progressing within legislative committee at this time; they are HB 122 and HB 274. Last I checked those bill had been scheduled for discussion in committee for April 13th; those meetings are now shown as canceled with no further information. In summary, per the Louisiana Secretary of State and the Louisiana Notary Association, remote notarial acts completed under Proclamation No. 37 will be under a cloud. The opportunity for fraud and the near certainty of litigation make this authorization particularly unadvisable. The improper, uninformed, and unregulated attempts to perform notarizations without the safeguards provided for in the current proposed legislation have no place in our commercial, financial, or legal transactions. The LNA board is of the opinion that no prudent notary would avail him-or-herself of this authorization but would instead take advantage of the provisions under Proclamation No. 33 and wait for the legislature to enact the Remote Online Notarization Act proposed under the bills cited above.

Bonnie

13 Apr 2020

In MD, I need to list a communications technology vendor in order to perform RON. Can you please suggest vendors? Are there any free vendors? MD has ruled Zoom out.

National Notary Association

13 Apr 2020

Hello. A partial list of sample vendors can be found here. This list is not complete and should not be considered an endorsement of these companies by Maryland officials or the NNA: https://www.nationalnotary.org/notary-bulletin/blog/2020/03/states-emergency-action-remote-notarization

Tamara Floyd

13 Apr 2020

Arizona has temporarily approved RON, I would like to know 1) What is the time frame? 2) What is the average notary Free for RON? 3) Due to verification of identity, will that be another program to purchase?

National Notary Association

13 Apr 2020

Hello. Please see here for more information: https://www.nationalnotary.org/knowledge-center/news/law-updates/az-executive-order-2020-26. We shall also be updating our Bulletin articles as soon as possible with new information.

sarahunt_08@yahoo.com

13 Apr 2020

I am in ohio amd my husband owns a car dealership. Can i be the one to notarize the titles and documents for our customers?

National Notary Association

15 Apr 2020

Hello. Notaries may perform notarizations for relatives in Ohio, but only if you have no direct financial or other interest in the transactions you notarize. If it is not clear whether or not you have a direct interest, we recommend that you find another uninvolved Notary to perform the notarization instead.

Matt Miller

14 Apr 2020

What stops an RON notary from performing an remote notarization while they are outside their commissioned state?

National Notary Association

15 Apr 2020

Hello. State Notary laws determine where a Notary is authorized to perform his or her duties, including remote notarization. For example, Texas law states: “An online notary public shall not perform an online notarization if the online notary public is not physically in Texas at the time of the notarization” (1 TAC 87.41[b]). Minnesota law states: "“A remote online notary public may perform a remote online notarial act authorized under this section only while the remote online notary public is physically located in this state." (MS 358.645, Subdivision 3[a]).

Kristin Janus

17 Apr 2020

I see that II can RON in my state, but from the link above there are potentially steps I have to do before being allowed to RON. Where can I find out if my state requires registry/certification etc to be allowed to RON?

National Notary Association

20 Apr 2020

Hello. You can check our searchable State Notary Law Database for your state: https://www.nationalnotary.org/knowledge-center/news/law-updates

Stefan Salvitore

19 Apr 2020

Why isn't California and NY not on this list I don't follow politics closely how does that make any common sense can someone explain the reasoning ppltics or otherwise?

National Notary Association

20 Apr 2020

Hello. California has not authorized RON at this time. New York has issued an executive order authorizing "Remote Ink-Signed Notarizations" using video conference technology. Please see here for details of New York's guidelines: https://www.nationalnotary.org/notary-bulletin/blog/2020/03/states-emergency-action-remote-notarization

Karen Brown

20 Apr 2020

My commission. ion expires 4/25/2020. The Macomb County clerk court instructed me to have another notary administer the oath and then for me to send the documents to the State of Michigan. I have everything complete but I am having difficulty finding a notary in my area to administer the oath. Any suggestions? Your help is appreciated!

National Notary Association

20 Apr 2020

Hello. You may wish to search a Notary directory such as SigningAgent.com for contact information for a Notary in your area.

Deborah S Milligan

22 Apr 2020

I am in Alaska, I saw the answer you gave another notary on Mar 31, 2020. Has there been any update for RON in Alaska? Thank you

National Notary Association

23 Apr 2020

UPDATE: Hello. Alaska has temporarily authorized remote notarization for last wills only. Please see here for more information: https://www.nationalnotary.org/knowledge-center/news/law-updates/ak-senate-bill-241

Beth Hagberg

22 Apr 2020

It's been almost a month since anyone asked about Georgia permitting RON. Do you have an update on this?

National Notary Association

23 Apr 2020

Hello. Georgia is temporarily allowing remote notarization for recordable instruments and documents related to real estate transactions. Please see here for new information: https://www.nationalnotary.org/notary-bulletin/blog/2020/03/states-emergency-action-remote-notarization

E Choy

23 Apr 2020

Can a NY notary notarize for someone in CT under RON

National Notary Association

23 Apr 2020

Hello. No, New York's temporary order requires the person seeking notarization to be physically situated in the state of New York.

Lisa Calvert Chalk

23 Apr 2020

Do I need to apply my embosser/seal to the document? meaning I would have to print the doc etc.

National Notary Association

23 Apr 2020

Hello. This depends on the laws or emergency orders issued in your state. What state are you commissioned in, please?

Igor

23 Apr 2020

Hello,I need your help. I am from Brooklyn NY, I am about to have closing(in 2 weeks) in Brooklyn,NY. Buying Coop apt. Can I somehow delay or cancel it? Because sellers attorney said to my lawyer that they won’t give me back my downpayment $ if I will want to extend it. Currently NYC is in shutdown until May 15th.

National Notary Association

24 Apr 2020

Hello. We're sorry, but we are not able to answer that question. You would need to speak to your attorney about this matter.

Ian Edmonds

24 Apr 2020

Massachusetts is about to allow RON. Does the new legislation address the fees that may be charged for this service?

National Notary Association

24 Apr 2020

Hello. Massachusetts has not yet enacted permanent or emergency rules authorizing RON and has not made any changes to their Notary fees at this time. If this changes, we will update the information in our Bulletin coverage as soon as we have confirmed information.

alex lockhart

28 Apr 2020

Can a florida notary notarize documents for someone outside the United States using RON?

National Notary Association

28 Apr 2020

Yes, provided that (A) the Florida Notary has registered with the state to perform RONs; (B) the Florida Notary is physically located in Florida during the notarization and (C) the notarization meets all other requirements of Florida's RON laws.

Suzanne

29 Apr 2020

What is happening with Oregon? Seriously? Are we going to have to wait until the National bill passes because our Gov won't do anything?

john king

05 May 2020

Can US Notaries using RON processes notorize documents for individuals from a non-us location

National Notary Association

05 May 2020

Hello. It depends on whether or not your state's Notary laws authorize RON. To help us answer your question, can you please tell us what state you are commissioned in?

Suzanne

07 May 2020

Can you confirm the status on Massachusetts? Your updated article from 5-1-2020 makes it sound like they adopted RON but your map still reflects that they have not?

National Notary Association

07 May 2020

Hello. Massachusetts has temporarily authorized Remote Ink-Signed Notarizations (RIN) and you can read details about their guidelines here: https://www.nationalnotary.org/notary-bulletin/blog/2020/03/states-emergency-action-remote-notarization. We are in the process of updating the map and will add the new MA information to it shortly.

jaylerm23@aol.com

07 May 2020

I am a notary in NY. Is there any legislation pending that will allow NY to RON permanently?

National Notary Association

08 May 2020

Hello. You can find updates on new Notary laws for New York here: https://www.nationalnotary.org/knowledge-center/news/law-updates

vrisingstar@gmail.com

11 May 2020

Any recommendation company to get RON?

National Notary Association

11 May 2020

Hello. To help us answer your question can you please tell us what state you are located in?

Teresa

12 May 2020

Is there a way to remotely notarize a document created in the US for a dual US/Canada citizen who currently resides in Canada?

National Notary Association

12 May 2020

Hello. That depends on whether or not your commissioning state authorizes RON. Can you please tell us what state you are commissioned in?

Teresa

12 May 2020

In New York

National Notary Association

13 May 2020

Hello. No, New York's emergency video notarization rules only permit video notarizations for signers physically located in the state of New York. Please see here for guidelines: https://www.nationalnotary.org/knowledge-center/remote-online-notary/how-to-become-a-remote-online-notary/how-to-become-a-remote-online-notary-in-texas

Denise

13 May 2020

State of Maryland Notary... Can I perform a RON or RIN Notarization for someone in another country?

National Notary Association

13 May 2020

Hello. There is no indication in the executive order nor the guidance that the signer has to be located in Maryland.

Lynn

13 May 2020

For RINs in Maryland, or is it just not recommended to do RINs that also require witnesses?

National Notary Association

14 May 2020

Please see here for information on Maryland's emergency Notary guidelines: https://www.nationalnotary.org/notary-bulletin/blog/2020/03/states-emergency-action-remote-notarization

gdub441

13 May 2020

What about DC (District of Columbia)

National Notary Association

14 May 2020

Hello. The District has not enacted permanent or emergency remote notarization laws or guidelines at this time.

Shelley

18 May 2020

what about Indiana COVID Notary guidelines

National Notary Association

20 May 2020

Hello. According to our most recent information, Indiana has not issued any COVID-19 emergency rules for Notaries at this time. If this changes, we will update our COVID-19 coverage in the Bulletin.

Beth

22 May 2020

How do I find a notary? I am in Florida and I need someone to notarize some thing for me & for someone else who is residing in France.

National Notary Association

27 May 2020

Hello. There are a number of options for locating Notaries in your area. You can use Notary directories such as SigningAgent.com, or use a search engine such as Google to search for Notary businesses in your area.

Jessica Vizcarra

02 Jun 2020

Are RON valid in California?

National Notary Association

03 Jun 2020

Hello. California Notaries are not authorized to perform remote online notarizations.

Juan

08 Jun 2020

Can a notary still preform a live marriage ceremony if you follow the Covid-19 guidelines of social distancing in the state of Florida.

National Notary Association

10 Jun 2020

Hello. At this time, closures and restrictions may vary in different parts of the state. You may wish to contact your local city or county health agency or the state's COVID-19 line at 1 (866) 779-6121 or COVID-19@flhealth.gov for information and specific guidance, or visit here for more information: https://www.flgov.com/covid-19/

Darlene

15 Jun 2020

need help confirming if a notary in Florida can administer an oath to an individual via remote meeting in NY State

National Notary Association

15 Jun 2020

Based on what you’ve described, we think it would be best if you contacted our Hotline team by phone and provided them with a more detailed description of the situation. The NNA Hotline: 1-888-876-0827 Mon – Fri: 5:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (PT) Saturday: 5:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (PT) If you’re not an NNA Member or Hotline Subscriber, they will provide you with a one-time courtesy call.

Elna Russ

20 Jun 2020

Is there any indication that California will authorize RON?

National Notary Association

23 Jun 2020

Hello. We will update our articles in the Notary Bulletin if we learn of any new developments. You can also check for updates on new California notary laws here: https://www.nationalnotary.org/knowledge-center/news/law-updates

Howard N. Allen

22 Jun 2020

Can remote online notarization be performed in the state of California?

National Notary Association

23 Jun 2020

Hello. California Notaries are not authorized to perform remote online notarizations.

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