Does My State Allow Remote Online Notarization in 2024?

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By NotaryLive Staff

Published on 03/16/2023

KEY TAKEAWAYS 

  • Figure out which states RON is legal for notaries
  • Remote Online notarizations laws only pertain to notaries, not signers

 

***This article refers to laws that are specific to the notary, and not other participants or signers. Signers can use online notary services in any state, whereas being an online notary – is limited. 

 

As the list of states where Remote Online Notarization (RON) is legal grows, many people across the U.S. wonder, “Does my state allow remote online notarization for notaries?” While RON allows for an incredibly fast, convenient, and secure notarization experience, some states have been slow to adopt it permanently.

Remote online notary laws are primarily new, and rapidly evolving - and with that, bring a lot of confusion. Learn more about the difference between remote online notary laws that pertain to the notary vs the other participants.


Interestingly, there is a push to make remote online notarization federally legal through the Securing and Enabling Commerce Using Remote and Electronic (SECURE) Notarization Act. The passage of this bill would alleviate some confusion, and most importantly, provide all notaries across the US with safe, convenient, and efficient access to RON capabilities. 

 

1. If you’re looking to become a remote online notary...

If you’re looking to become a remote online notary and you’re wondering whether it is legal in your state, we’ve compiled a helpful list to help you break down whether you are allowed to operate as an online notary in your state:

States Where Being a Remote Online Notary is fully legal in 2024

Revised Uniform Law Of Notarial Acts Of 2018

UPDATE as of 07/11/2024: California signs online notarization into law.

  • Governor Newsom recently signed SB 696 into law, legalizing the state's remote online notarization (RON). 

    SB 696 will be implemented in phases by the Secretary of State starting January 1, 2024 and continuing over the next few years.

 

2. States Where Remote Online Notarization is Legal Temporarily In 2024 

 

3. States Where Notaries Can't Do Remote Online Notarization In 2024

Note:  If you would like to push for Remote Online Notarization in your state, you can contact your local representative.

  • UPDATE AS OF June 2024 California → Remote Online Notarization (RON) in California is permitted as of January 1, 2024, according to Senate Bill 696. Bill will go into effect in multiple phases over a few years.
  • UPDATE AS OF June 2024 Massachusetts (went live for remote online notarization January 1st, 2024)
  • UPDATE AS OF June 2024 Illinois (went live for remote online notarization on January 1st, 2024)
  • District of Columbia

     

If you'd like to register to become a Remote Online Notary, fill out our Notary Registration Form or read this article for more information: https://notarylive.com/blog/how-to-become-a-remote-online-notary

 

4. Use NotaryLive for Remote Online Notarizations 

Not all superheroes wear capes; some come with stamps and signatures. Here enter the notary. Not all airlines require notarization, but it's like an extra layer of security. 

You can easily & securely notarize using an online notary service like NotaryLive.

Here's how NotaryLive Works in 4 simple steps:

How NotaryLive Works 

Click the button below to get started,

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That’s it! With online notarization, you don’t have to find a notary public in person. Just connect with one online for a fast and convenient process.

 

 

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**Legal Disclaimer - We are not lawyers or attorneys and do not give any legal advice. Please check with your attorneys, advisors, or document recipients if you have any unanswered questions about your documents.

 

 

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Updated Date: 07/18/2024


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