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Is online notarization legal in Alabama?

Alabama recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to Ala. Code § 35-4-26(b), which states, in the relevant part, that “the acknowledgment of any instrument executed outside the State of Alabama which is in compliance with the manner and form prescribed by the laws of the place of its execution, is executed in a state, territory, or insular possession of the United States or the District of Columbia, and is verified by the official seal of the officer before whom it is acknowledged, shall have the same effect as an acknowledgment in the manner and form prescribed by the laws of this state for instruments executed within the state.”

Is online notarization legal in Alaska?

Alaska recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to Alaska Stat. § 09.63.050, which states, in the relevant part, that “Notarial acts may be performed outside the state for use in the state with the same effect as if performed by a notary public of the state by (1) a notary public authorized to perform notarial acts in the place in which the act is performed.”

Is online notarization legal in Arizona?

Arizona recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 33-501, which states, in the relevant part, that “Notarial acts may be performed outside this state for use in this state with the same effect as if performed by a notary public of this state by the following persons authorized pursuant to the laws and regulations of other governments in addition to any other person authorized by the laws and regulations of this state: 1. A notary public authorized to perform notarial acts in the place in which the act is performed.”

Is online notarization legal in Arkansas?

Arkansas recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to Ark. Code. Ann. § 16-47-210, which states, in the relevant part, that “Notwithstanding any provision in this act contained, the acknowledgement of any instrument without this state in compliance with the manner and form prescribed by the laws of the place of its execution, if in a state, a territory or insular possession of the United States, or in the District of Columbia, or in the Philippine Islands, verified by the official seal of the officer before whom it is acknowledged, shall have the same effect as an acknowledgement in the manner and form prescribed by the laws of this state for instruments executed within the state.”

Is online notarization legal in California?

California specifically recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to Section 1189(b) of the California Civil Code, which states that “Any certificate of acknowledgment taken in another place shall be sufficient in this state if it is taken in accordance with the laws of the place where the acknowledgment is made.”

Is online notarization legal in Colorado?

Colorado recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to Colo. Rev. Stat. § 12-55-203, which states, in the relevant part, that “Notarial acts may be performed outside this state for use in this state with the same effect as if performed by a notary public of this state by the following persons authorized pursuant to the laws and regulations of other governments, in addition to any other person authorized by the laws and regulations of this state: (a) A notary public authorized to perform notarial acts in the place in which the act is performed…”

Is online notarization legal in Connecticut?

Connecticut recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. §§ 1-30 and 1-37, which states, in the relevant part, that “the acknowledgement of any instrument without this state in compliance with the manner and form prescribed by the laws of the place of its execution, if in a state, a territory, or insular possession of the United States, or in the District of Columbia, verified by the official seal of the officer before whom it is acknowledged, and authenticated in the manner provided by subsection (2) of 1-36, shall have the same effect as an acknowledgement in the manner and form prescribed by the laws of this state for instruments executed within the state.”

Is online notarization legal in Delaware?

Delaware recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to Del. Code Ann. Tit. 29 § 4324, which states, in the relevant part, that “(a) A notarial act has the same effect under the law of this State as if performed by a notarial officer of this state, if performed in another state, commonwealth, territory, district or possession of the United States by any of the following persons: (1) A notary public of that jurisdiction… (e) A document notarized by a notary public or other person referenced in this section above, which appears on its face to be properly notarized, shall be presumed to have been notarized properly in accordance with the laws and regulations of the jurisdiction within the United States in which the document was notarized.”

Is online notarization legal in Florida?

Florida recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to Fla. Stat. § 695.03(2) of the which states “An acknowledgement or proof made out of this state but within the United States may be made before a civil-law notary of this state or a commissioner of deeds appointed by the Governor of the state; a judge or clerk of any court of the United States or any state, territory, or district; a United States commissioner or magistrate; or a notary public, justice of the peace, master in chancery, or registrar or recorder of deeds of any state, territory, or district having a seal, and the certificate of acknowledgment or proof must be under the seal of the court or officer, as the case may be.”

Is online notarization legal in Georgia?

Georgia recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to the Ga. Code. Ann. § 44-2-21(a), which states, in the relevant part, that “To authorize the recording of a deed to realty or personalty executed outside this state, the deed must be attested by or acknowledged before: … (4) A notary public or justice of the peace of the country or city of the state or the state and county, city, or country where executed, with his seal of office attached; if such notary public or justice of the peace has no seal, then his official charter shall be certified by a clerk or any court of record in the county, city, or country of the residence of such notary or justice of the peace.”

Is online notarization legal in Hawaii?

Hawaii recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to Haw. Rev. Stat. § 502-45, which states, in the relevant part, that “The proof or acknowledgment of any deed or other written instrument required to be proved or acknowledged in order to enable the same to be recorded or read in evidence, when made by any person without the State and within any other state, territory, district, or dependency of the United States, may be made before any officer of the state, territory, district, or dependency authorized by the laws thereof to take proof and acknowledgment of deeds and when so taken, and when the certificate of acknowledgment is in a form sufficient to entitle deeds of real property to be recorded in the appropriate office for recording in such state, territory, district, or dependency or in the form provided or permitted by any of sections 502-41 to 502-43, shall be entitled to be recorded and may be read in evidence in the State. The signature of such officer constitutes prima facie evidence that the acknowledgment is taken in accordance with the laws of the place where made and of the authority of the officer to take the acknowledgment.”

Is online notarization legal in Idaho?

Idaho recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to Idaho Code Ann. § 55-703, which states, in the relevant part, that “The proof or acknowledgment of an instrument may be made without this state, but within the United States, and within the jurisdiction of the officer, before either: … (4) A notary public.”

Is online notarization legal in Illinois?

Illinois recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to 765 Ill. Comp. Stat. 30/2, which states, in the relevant part, that “Notarial acts may be performed outside this State for use in this State with the same effect as if performed by a notary public of this State by the following persons authorized pursuant to the laws and regulations of other governments in addition to any other person authorized by the laws and regulations of this State: (1) a notary public authorized to perform notarial acts in the place in which the act is performed… “

Is online notarization legal in Indiana?

Indiana recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to Ind. Code § IC 32-21-2-5, which states “To record in Indiana a conveyance that is acknowledged outside Indiana but within the United States, the conveyance must be: (1) certified by the clerk of any court of record of the county in which the officer receiving the acknowledgment resides; and (2) attested by the seal of that court. However, an acknowledgment before an officer having an official seal that is attested by the officer’s official seal is sufficient without a certificate.”

Is online notarization legal in Iowa?

A 2013 law included a provision that notarizations performed in another state would only be recognized in Iowa if the signer physically appeared before the Notary or notarial officer.

Is online notarization legal in Kansas?

Kansas recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to Kan. Stat. Ann. § 53-505, which states “(a) A notarial act has the same effect under the law of this state as if performed by a notarial officer of this state, if performed in another state, commonwealth, territory, district or possession of the United States by any of the following persons: (1) A notary public of that jurisdiction… (b) Notarial acts performed in other jurisdictions of the United States under federal authority as provided in K.S.A. 53-506 have the same effect as if performed by a notarial officer of this state.”

Is online notarization legal in Kentucky?

Kentucky recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to Ky. Rev. Stat. § 423.110, which states, in the relevant part, that “Notarial acts may be performed outside this state for use in this state with the same effect as if performed by a notary public of this state by the following persons authorized pursuant to the laws and regulations of other governments in addition to any other person authorized by the laws and regulations of this state: (1) A notary public authorized to perform notarial acts in the place in which the act is performed.”

Is online notarization legal in Louisiana?

Louisiana recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to La. Rev Stat. Ann § 35-513, which states, in the relevant part, that “The proof or acknowledgment of any deed or other written instrument required to be proved or acknowledged in order to enable the same to be recorded or read in evidence, when made by any person without this state and within any other state, territory, or district of the United States, may be made before any officer of such state, territory or district, authorized by the laws thereof to take the proof and acknowledgment of deeds, and when so taken and certified under his official seal, shall be entitled to be recorded in this state, and may be read in evidence in the same manner and with like effect as proofs and acknowledgments taken before any of the officers now authorized by law to take such proofs and acknowledgments, and whose authority so to do is not intended to be hereby affected.”

Is online notarization legal in Maine?

Maine recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to Me. Rev. Stat. Tit. 4 § 1011, which states, in the relevant part, that “Notarial acts may be performed outside this state for use in this state with the same effect as if performed by a notary public of this state by the following persons authorized pursuant to the laws and regulations of other governments in addition to any other person authorized by the laws of this state: 1. A notary public authorized to perform notarial acts in the place in which the act is performed.”

Is online notarization legal in Maryland?

Maryland recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to MD. Code Ann., GSG. STATE GOVERNMENT § 19-103, which states, in the relevant part, that “The acknowledgment of any instrument may be made outside the State but within another state and within the jurisdiction of the officer, before: … (3) a notary public.”

Is online notarization legal in Massachusetts?

Massachusetts recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 183, § 30(b), which states, in the relevant part, that “The acknowledgment of a deed or other written instrument required to be acknowledged shall be by one or more of the grantors or by the attorney executing it. The officer before whom the acknowledgment is made shall endorse upon or annex to the instrument a certificate thereof. Such acknowledgment may be made … (b) If without the commonwealth, in any state, territory, district or dependency of the United States, before a justice of the peace, notary public, magistrate or commissioner appointed therefor by the governor of this commonwealth, or, if a certificate of authority in the form prescribed by section thirty-three is attached thereto, before any other officer therein authorized to take acknowledgments of deeds.”

Is online notarization legal in Michigan?

Michigan recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to Mich. Comp. Laws § 565.262, which states, in the relevant part, that “Notarial acts may be performed outside this state for use in this state with the same effect as if performed by a notary public of this state by the following persons authorized pursuant to the laws and regulations of other governments in addition to any other person authorized by the laws of this state: (i) A notary public authorized to perform notarial acts in the place in which the act is performed.”

Is online notarization legal in Minnesota?

Minnesota recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 358.44, which states, in the relevant part, that “(a) A notarial act has the same effect under the law of this state as if performed by a notarial officer of this state, if performed in another state, commonwealth, territory, district, or possession of the United States by any of the following persons: (1) a notary public of that jurisdiction.”

Is online notarization legal in Missouri?

Missouri recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to Mo. Rev. Stat. § 442.150, which states, in the relevant part, that “The proof or acknowledgment of every conveyance or instrument in writing affecting real estate in law or equity, including deeds of married women, shall be taken by some one of the following courts or officers: 1. If acknowledged or proved within this state, by some court having a seal, or some judge, justice or clerk thereof, or a notary public; or 2. If acknowledged or proved without this state and within the United States, by any notary public or by any court of the United States, or of any state or territory, having a seal, or the clerk of any such court or any commissioner appointed by the governor of this state to take the acknowledgment of deeds.”

Is online notarization legal in Mississippi?

Mississippi recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to Miss. Code. Ann. § 89-3-9, which states, in the relevant part, that “If the party who shall execute any conveyance of lands or personal property situated in this state, or if the witnesses thereto reside or be in some other state, territory in the Union, the District of Columbia, or in any possession of the United States, or land over which the United States has sovereign power, then the acknowledgment or proof may be made before and certified by the chief justice of the United States, or an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, or a circuit or district judge of the United States, or any other United States judge, or any judge or justice of the supreme or superior court of any such state, territory, District of Columbia, or possession of the United States, or land over which the United States has sovereign power, or any justice of the peace of such state, territory, District of Columbia, possession, or land over which the United States has sovereign power, whose official character shall be certified under the seal of some court of record in his country, parish or other named official jurisdiction, or before any commissioner residing in such state, territory, District of Columbia, possession, or land over which the United States has sovereign power, who may be appointed by the governor of this state to take acknowledgments and proof of conveyances, or any notary public or a clerk of a court of record having a seal of office in said state, territory, District of Columbia, possession, or land over which the United States has sovereign power, and shall be as good and effectual as if the certificate of acknowledgment or proof had been made by a competent officer in this state.”

Is online notarization legal in Montana?

Montana recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to Mont. Code Ann. § 1-5-606, which states, in the relevant part, that “(1) A notarial act has the same effect under the law of this state as if performed by a notarial officer of this state if it is performed in another state, commonwealth, territory, district, or possession of the United States by any of the following persons: (a) a notary public of that jurisdiction…”

Is online notarization legal in Nevada?

Nevada recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to Nev. Rev. Stat. §§ 240.164, which states, in the relevant part, that “1. A notarial act has the same effect under the law of this State as if performed by a notarial officer of this State, if performed in another state, commonwealth, territory, district or possession of the United States by any of the following persons: (a) A notary public of that jurisdiction…”

Is online notarization legal in Nebraska?

Nebraska recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to Nev. Rev. Stat. § 64-201, which states, in the relevant part, that “Notarial acts may be performed outside this state for use in this state with the same effect as if performed by a notary public of this state by the following persons authorized pursuant to the laws and regulations of other governments in addition to any other person authorized by the laws and regulations of this state: (1) A notary public authorized to perform notarial acts in the place in which the act is performed.”

Is online notarization legal in New Hampshire?

New Hampshire recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 4f56-B:4, which states, in the relevant part, that “I. A notarial act has the same effect under the law of this state as if performed by a notarial officer of this state, if performed in another state, commonwealth, territory, district, or possession of the United States by any of the following persons: (a) A notary public of that jurisdiction…”

Is online notarization legal in New Jersey?

New Jersey recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to N.J. Stat. Ann. § 46:14-6.1, which states, in the relevant part, that “a. The officers of this State authorized to take acknowledgments or proofs in this State, or in any other United States or foreign jurisdiction, are: … (2) a notary public; … b. The officers authorized to take acknowledgments or proofs, in addition to those listed in subsection a., are: (1) any officer of the United States, of a state, territory or district of the United States, or of a foreign nation authorized at the time and place of the acknowledgment or proof by the laws of that jurisdiction to take acknowledgments or proofs. If the certificate of acknowledgment or proof does not designate the officer as a justice, judge or notary, the certificate of acknowledgment or proof, or an affidavit appended to it, shall contain a statement of the officer’s authority to take acknowledgments or proofs.”

Is online notarization legal in New Mexico?

New Mexico recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to N.M. Stat. Ann § 14-14-4, which states, in the relevant part, that “A notarial act has the same effect under the law of this state as if performed by a notarial officer of this state, if performed in another state, commonwealth, territory, district or possession of the United States by any of the following persons: (1) a notary public of that jurisdiction.”

Is online notarization legal in New York?

New York recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to N.Y. Real Prop. Law §§ 299, which states, in the relevant part, that “The acknowledgment or proof of a conveyance of real property situate in this state, if made (a) without the state but within the United States, (b) within any territory, possession, or dependency of the United States, or (c) within any place over which the United States, at the time when such acknowledgment or proof is taken, has or exercises jurisdiction, sovereignty, control, or a protectorate, may be made before any of the following officers acting within his territorial jurisdiction or within that of the court of which he is an officer:… 3. A notary public.”

Is online notarization legal in North Carolina?

North Carolina recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. § 10B-20, which states, in the relevant part, that “(f) A notarial act performed in another jurisdiction in compliance with the laws of that jurisdiction is valid to the same extent as if it had been performed by a notary commissioned under this Chapter if the notarial act is performed by a notary public of that jurisdiction or by any person authorized to perform notarial acts in that jurisdiction.”

Is online notarization legal in North Dakota?

North Dakota recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to N.D. Cent. Code § 44-06.1-10, which states, in the relevant part, that “1. A notarial act performed in another state has the same effect under the law of this state as if performed by a notarial officer of this state, if the act performed in that state is performed by: a. A notary public of that state.”

Is online notarization legal in Ohio?

Ohio recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 147.51, which states, in the relevant part, that “Notarial acts may be performed outside this state for use in this state with the same effect as if performed by a notary public of this state by the following persons authorized pursuant to the laws and regulations of other governments, in addition to any other persons authorized by the laws and regulations of this state: (A) A notary public authorized to perform notarial acts in the place in which the act is performed.”

Is online notarization legal in Oklahoma?

Oklahoma recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to Okla. Stat. Tit. § 49-115, which states, in the relevant part, that “A notarial act has the same effect under the law of this state as if performed by a notarial officer of this state, if performed in another state, commonwealth, territory, district or possession of the United States by any of the following persons: 1. a notary public of that jurisdiction.”

Is online notarization legal in Oregon?

Oregon recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to Or. Rev. Stat. § 194.260, which states, in the relevant part, that “(1) A notarial act performed in another state has the same effect under the law of this state as if performed by a notarial officer of this state, if the act performed in the other state is performed by: (a) A notary public of the other state.”

Is online notarization legal in Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to 21 Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann. § 291.3, which states, in the relevant part, that “The acknowledgment of any instrument may be made without the State, but within the United States, or a territory or insular possession of the United States, or the District of Columbia, and within the jurisdiction of the officer before – … (3) A notary public.”

Is online notarization legal in Rhode Island?

Rhode Island recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws Ann. § 34-12-1, which states, in the relevant part, that “Acknowledgment of any instrument hereafter made need not be in any set form, but shall be made by all the parties executing the instrument and the certificate thereof shall express the ideas that the parties were each and all known to the magistrate taking the acknowledgment, and known by the magistrate to be the parties executing the instrument, and that they acknowledge the instrument to be their free act and deed; provided, however, that in case of any such instrument executed without this state, and within the limits of the United States or of any dependency thereof, if the instrument is acknowledged or proved in the manner prescribed by the law of the state, District of Columbia, territory or such dependency, where executed, it shall be deemed to be legally executed, and acknowledged and shall have the same effect as if executed and acknowledged in the mode above prescribed, including an acknowledgment by less than all parties if made in a jurisdiction the laws of which permit acknowledgments in that manner; provided, however, that instruments requiring acknowledgments by parties having o opposing interests must be acknowledged by at least one party of each interest.”

Is online notarization legal in South Carolina?

South Carolina recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to S.C. Code Ann. § 26-3-20, which states, in the relevant part, that “Notarial acts may be performed outside this State for use in this State with the same effect as if performed by a notary public of this State by the following persons authorized pursuant to the laws and regulations of other governments, in addition to any other persons authorized by the laws and regulations of this State: (1) A notary public authorized to perform notarial acts in the place in which the act is performed.”

Is online notarization legal in South Dakota?

South Dakota recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to S.D. Codified Laws § 18-4-4, which states, in the relevant part, that “The proof or acknowledgment of an instrument may be made without the state, but within the United States, and within the jurisdiction of the officer, before either:… (3) A notary public.”

Is online notarization legal in Tennessee?

Tennessee recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 66-22-103, which states “If the person executing the instrument resides or is beyond or without the limits of the state, but within the union or its territories or districts, the acknowledgment may be made:… (2) Before any other officer of such state, territory or district, authorized by the laws there to take the proof and acknowledgment of deed. There shall in cases under this subdivision be subjoined or attached to the certificate of proof or acknowledgment, signed by such other officer, a certificate of the secretary of state of the state or territory in which such officer resides, under the seal of such state, territory, or a certificate of the clerk of a court of record of such state, territory, or district, in the county in which the officer resides or in which the officer took such proof or acknowledgment under the seal of such court, stating that such officer was, at the time of taking such proof or acknowledgment duly authorized to take acknowledgments and proof of deeds of lands in the state, territory, or district, and that the secretary of state or clerk of court is well acquainted with the handwriting of such officer, and that the officer verily believes that the signature affixed to such certificate of proof or acknowledgment is genuine.”

Is online notarization legal in Texas?

Texas recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code Ann § 121.001, which states, in the relevant part, that “b) An acknowledgment or proof of a written instrument may be taken outside this state, but inside the United States or its territories, by:… (3) a notary public.”

Is online notarization legal in Utah?

Utah recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to Utah Code Ann. § 57-2a-3, which states, in the relevant part, that “(2) The following persons authorized under the laws and regulations of other governments may perform notarial acts outside this state for use in this state with the same effect as if performed by a notary public of this state: (a) a notary public authorized to perform notarial acts in the place where the act is performed.”

Is online notarization legal in Vermont?

Vermont recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to Vt. Stat. Ann. Tit. 27 § 379, which states, in the relevant part, that “a) If deeds and other conveyances, and powers of attorney for the conveyance of lands, the acknowledgment or proof of which is taken out of state, are certified agreeably to the laws of the state, province or kingdom in which such acknowledgment or proof is taken, they shall be as valid as though the same were taken before a proper officer or court in this state. The proof of the same may be taken, and the same acknowledged with like effect before a justice, magistrate or notary public within the United States or in a foreign country, before a commissioner appointed for that purpose by the governor of this state, or before a minister, charge d’affaires, consul or vice consul of the United States in a foreign country.”

Is online notarization legal in Virginia?

In 2011, the Commonwealth of Virginia passed Senate Bill 827 and House Bill 2318, allowing appropriately certified Virginia notaries to complete remote notarization via live video call. Furthermore, they authorized Virginia notaries to service a national audience. A document remotely notarized in Virginia is valid across state lines due to the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the United States Constitution in addition to state laws that specifically address and accept out of state notarizations. Click any other state to see the particular law that accepts out of state notarizations.

Is online notarization legal in Washington?

Washington recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to Wash. Rev. Code § 42.44.130, which states, in the relevant part, that “(1) A notarial act has the same effect under the law of this state as if performed by a notary public of this state, if performed in another state, commonwealth, territory, district, or possession of the United States by any of the following persons: (a) A notary public of that jurisdiction.”

Is online notarization legal in West Virginia?

West Virginia recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to W. Va. Code § 39-4-11, which states, in the relevant part, that “(a) A notarial act performed in another state has the same effect under the law of this state as if performed by a notarial officer of this state, if the act performed in that state is performed by: (1) A notary public of that state.”

Is online notarization legal in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to Wisc. Stat. § 706.07, which states, in the relevant part, that “(4)(a) A notarial act has the same effect under the law of this state as if performed by a notarial officer of this state, if performed in another state, commonwealth, territory, district, or possession of the United States by any of the following persons: 1. A notary public of that jurisdiction.”

Is online notarization legal in Wyoming?

Wyoming recognizes out of state Notarizations pursuant to Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 34-26-104, which states, in the relevant part, that “(a) A notarial act, including the acknowledgment of any deed, mortgage or conveyance, has the same effect under the law of this state as if performed by a notarial officer of this state, if performed in another state, commonwealth, territory, district or possession of the United States by any of the following persons: (i) A notarial officer of that jurisdiction.”