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Online Notarization Becomes Law in Washington, D.C.

According to the law, notaries based in Washington, D.C. can perform online notarizations, allowing them to serve clients in the district and beyond.
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September 27, 2022
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The nation's capital has officially implemented legislation on remote online notarization. On September 21, Bill 24-457 became law, making online notarization available to the district's notaries.

Notarize applauds and thanks Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, Secretary of the District of Columbia Kimberly Bassett, Chairman Phil Mendelson, and the entire Council of the District of Columbia for their efforts to deliver online notarization to commissioned notaries throughout the district.

With D.C.'s RON law effective, the mayor's office is permitted to establish new regulations and processes for notaries. Please refer to the District's Office of Notary Commissions and Authentications website for more information.

The district's notaries will now be able to serve residents living across the city and individuals located outside of the district utilizing technology. The district is home to some of the nation's leading organizations, law and consulting firms, and the federal government. Empowering the district's notaries to perform RON will help businesses and organizations digitize their back offices, enabling them to provide services more efficiently nationwide.

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 nationwide.

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