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Certified Notary Public since 2007. Over 2,000 mobile loan signings completed as of December 2019. Now certified as a Remote Online Notary commissioned in State of Florida but able to do remote online notarizations anywhere in the world if the customer has the appropriate computer equipment and the customer is a resident of a state that allows online notarizations.

Currently, 22 states have passed remote notarization laws. Out of those states, 17 have laws that are in effect as of January 1, 2020. Starting Janary 1, 2020, 13 of these states will have fully implemented their remote notarization procedures, meaning the law has taken effect and Notaries are currently authorized to perform remote online notarizations in those states.

Virginia, fully implemented

Texas, fully implemented

Nevada, fully implemented

Minnesota, fully implemented

Montana, fully implemented

Ohio, fully implemented

Tennessee, fully implemented

Florida, fully implemented 

Idaho, fully implemented 

Kentucky, fully implemented 

Oklahoma, fully implemented 

Utah, accepting applications to perform remote notarizations, according to the Lt. Governor’s website

South Dakota, fully implemented but with limitations (see below)

North Dakota, fully implemented (see below for more details)

Indiana, pending full implementation

Michigan, pending full implementation

Vermont, pending full implementation

Effective October 1, 2019, Montana Notaries are permitted to perform remote notarizations for signers outside the state.

Indiana and Vermont’s online notarization laws took effect July 1, 2019. However, these states may require additional time to implement remote notarization rules and technology. Notaries interested in performing remote notarizations in these states should contact their state Notary regulating agency for information when remote notarization procedures and services will be made fully available.

South Dakota currently limits remote notarizations to paper documents only and signers for remote notarizations may only be identified through the Notary’s personal knowledge.

North Dakota’s webcam notarization law took effect August 1, 2019. Although the statute permits the Secretary of State to publish rules for remote notarization the Secretary of State is not required to do so.  

Will other states permit remote notarizations in the near future?

States that have enacted remote notarization laws that have not taken effect yet include:

  • Arizona, effective July 1, 2020
  • Iowa, effective July 1, 2020
  • Maryland, effective October 1, 2020
  • Nebraska, effective July 1, 2020
  • Washington, effective October 1, 2020