The momentum for remote online notarization continues in Delaware. The First State is now the 42nd to pass legislation on remote online notarization. On September 22nd, the Delaware Governor’s Office announced that Governor John Carney signed SB 262 on September 9th. Once effective, SB 262 will make online notarization available to the state's notaries.
Notarize applauds and thanks Governor Carney, Secretary of State Jeffrey Bullock, Senators Lopez and Hansen, Representative Vanderwende, and the entire Delaware General Assembly for their efforts to deliver online notarization to commissioned notaries throughout the state.
Delaware's RON law will become effective on August 1, 2023. Like other states, Delaware's Secretary of State is permitted to establish new regulations and processes for notaries. Please refer to the state's notary department website for more information over the next year.
Online notarization allows notaries to expand their services outside the areas they call home. This new law means that notaries in Delaware will be able to serve residents that live across the state, as well as individuals located outside of the state. Increased access to notarial services for residents throughout Delaware means that Delawareans will have reliable access to a notary wherever they may be. Residents can access these services with a cellular signal or reliable internet connection from a computer, tablet, and even a smartphone.
Notarize continues to work with lawmakers and regulators across the country to help increase access to online notarization. We are proud to have a team that is readily available to partner with governments everywhere and look forward to continuing this work to bring online notarization to all 50 states.