Remote Notarization

Remote online notarization is when documents are notarized in an electronic form where the signer uses an electronic signature and appears before the notary using online audio-video technology. Simply put, you can connect with a notary anywhere, anytime, without physically needing to meet them.

Remote online notarizations allow anyone in any state (except Iowa) to get their documents notarized through a remote notary online, and the number states adopting notary laws is growing faster than we could have ever anticipated.

In November 2018, NAR passed policy supporting this legislation as a means to help facilitate the move towards a totally electronic home closing.

Additional Information

Chart: State Remote and Electronic Notarization Laws (PDF: 496KB)

Draft Legislation: Mortgage Bankers Association – American Land Title Association (PDF: 1MB)

Issue Webinar: Remote Online Notarization (March 31, 2021)

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