Remote Online Notarization

Current State Laws

Virginia (Statute and Rules)

Montana (Statute and Rules)

Texas (Statute)

Nevada (Statute)

Indiana (Statute)

Uniform Law Commission (ULC) Resources

ULC Committee on Notarial Acts
This committee has revised the 1982 Uniform Law on Notarial Acts. The revisions deal with matters such as notary responsibilities, electronic recording, interstate recognition, and remedies.

Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (RULONA)

2016 Amendment to ULC Law on Notarial Acts

National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) Resources

NASS Remote Notarization Task Force
Announced in April 2016, the Task Force is dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of the issues and policies surrounding remote/video notarizations amongst states. The Task Force reviewed technologies that facilitate remote notarizations, tracking state activity and developed a proposals for NASS consideration. Those draft standards were approved in February 2018.

NASS Resolution Amending Electronic Notarization Standards to Include Remote Notarization

NASS Resolution on the Development of Remote Notarization Standards

NASS Guiding Principles for Remote Notarization Standards

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and the American Land Title Association (ALTA) have collaborated to prepare model legislation that would provide the framework for any state to adopt an remote online notarization process. This model legislation was developed with input from an ad-hoc task force of MBA and ALTA members and was also exposed for comment to MBA's Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Committee, MBA's State Legislative and Regulatory Committee and also ALTA committees. Additionally, key policy makers and other independent groups provided input. Both MBA and ALTA are working with their member companies and state and local association partners to advocate for the provisions of this model.

William Kooper on a Unified Legislative Approach to Online Notarization

The Mortgage Bankers Association released a new video featuring MBA Vice President of State Government Affairs and Industry Relations William Kooper, who discusses an MBA-sponsored Remote Online Notarization model legislation for states.