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Does my state allow remote notarizations?

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What is the California law about Electronic Notarizations and RON? Does California law allow RON? — J. C., California

California Notaries are authorized under law to perform in-person electronic notarizations (IPEN) if all the requirements for traditional paper-based notarizations are met. Currently, California law does not authorize Notaries to perform remote online notarizations (RON).

Notaries outside California can look up information for other state remote notarization rules at the NNA Knowledge Center's Remote Online Notarization Resources page. 

Hotline answers are based on the laws in the state where the question originated and may not reflect the laws of other states. If in doubt, always refer to your own state statutes. – The Editors

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02 Mar 2023

Hello. I’m a signing agent in NY and I’m looking to do Remote notarizations. I need a new computer and I wanted to know if there is software that I would need and what computer requirements are needed. Is the software compatible with Apple computers? I was looking to get an Apple laptop. Thanks.

National Notary Association

10 Mar 2023

Hello. Please see here for more information about remote notarizations in New York:

05 Mar 2023

How do I obtain an application for RON in Illinois?

National Notary Association

06 Mar 2023

Hello. Please see here for more information:

07 Mar 2023

Does the State of Maryland offer remote online notary?

National Notary Association

10 Mar 2023

Hello. Please see here for information on remote notarizations in Maryland:

Cindy Baker

13 Mar 2023

How do I become a mobile notary in the State of Florida?

National Notary Association

15 Mar 2023

Hello. You can find information on becoming a Florida Notary here:

13 Mar 2023

Does the state of New Jersey allow remote notarizations?

National Notary Association

14 Mar 2023

Hello. Yes, please see this page for more information:

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