Iowa Passes Remote Online Notarization Bill, Unlocks Nationwide Acceptance
When Virginia passed the first bill on remote online notarization back in 2011, they authorized their notaries to serve anyone, anywhere and unleashed the ability for people nationwide to get a document notarized entirely online. However, Iowa has been the one state whose law was written such that it specifically conditioned acceptance of out-of-state notarizations, denying online notarizations.
Today we’re excited to share that is no longer the case, and even better: the Iowa legislature has voted to rescind these laws in favor of remote online notarization legislation. Governor Kim Reynolds signed Senate File 475, which will go into effect July 1, 2020. With this, Notarize and remotely notarized documents will be accepted nationwide.
Iowa is the 10th state to pass a remote online notarization bill in 2019, pushing the nationwide total to 18. More than 500,000 notaries now have access to modern technologies that will ensure trust and safety in every online transaction.
We can’t believe the ways in which RON is impacting communities around the world, and we’re excited that Iowa is on board. We can’t wait to get to work.