New Hampshire Becomes 38th State to Pass Remote Online Notarization

In what has been an eventful and exciting summer for remote online notarization (RON), New Hampshire recently became the 38th state in the country to pass RON. On August 10, Governor Chris Sununu signed Senate Bill 134 into law bringing RON to the Granite State.

Notarize applauds Governor Sununu and the General Court of New Hampshire for their efforts to bring RON to the thousands of commissioned notaries throughout the state. 

New Hampshire's RON law will be effective on February 6, 2022. Please refer to the Secretary of State’s office for more information.

SB 134 comes on the heels of New Jersey (State 36) and Illinois (State 37) passing laws authorizing RON. With the addition of New Hampshire, a total of nine states have passed RON laws in 2021 alone. While this remains an important milestone on the road to bringing RON to all 50 states, there is still more work to be done.

We believe that RON is the best pathway to bring notarization online. The fraud prevention measures central to RON enhance the traditional in-person notarization to meet the demands of today's digital world and provide a compliant, safe, and secure transaction. RON gives the notary tools to help modernize business transactions and provide consumers with greater access to life's most important moments. Helping to expand this digital resource is central to our mission here at Notarize.

Since the first RON law passed in Virginia in 2011, there has been enthusiastic support for RON across the country. Now that 38 states have passed RON laws, that momentum continues to grow.

Notarize has worked with lawmakers and regulators at all levels of government to help expand RON. We take pride in being a readily available and trusted resource to our government partners and look forward to continuing the important work of bringing RON to all 50 states. 

If you have additional questions or would like to get in touch with us, please contact Notarize Public Affairs: publicaffairs@notarize.com.