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Florida Passes Remote Online Notarization and Electronic Will Bills Together

Over the past few years, we’ve watched families, businesses, and communities rally around providing access to technology for life’s most important moments. Some of these efforts take time, but on the other side of these coalitions, lies impactful solutions that will benefit generations to come.

We’re thrilled to share that Florida not only passed its remote online notarization bill (House Bill 409), but also included an eWill bill as part of its legislation. Governor Ron DeSantis added his signature HB 409, bringing the efficiencies of remote online notarization to the half a million notaries that call the Sunshine State home. The bill went into effect January 1, 2020.

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Cottrell Title & Escrow Celebrates First Online Closing in Southwest Florida

Last year, a Chicago couple made history when they closed on their home online using a Virginia notary and a Texas title company. It was the start of a revolution.

Since then, homeowners from across the country have used the Notarize for Mortgage platform to complete their closings at their convenience and on their terms. Today, we're proud to add the first southwest Florida closing to the list.

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Florida Agency Network performs the state’s first ever online eClosing

Long-time Florida resident, Barbara Ferrell, was experiencing the daunting and life-changing moment that so many Americans face – the selling of her home. Just this past winter, she listed for sale her condo in the oceanside community of St. Petersburg, beginning the journey of finding another owner to call it home.

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