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What is Notarize?
Is online notarization legal?
Yes, it is.
In 2011, with the passage of House Bill 2318/Senate Bill 827, Virginia became the first state to authorize its notaries to notarize documents remotely via live audio-video technology. Since then, numerous states have passed laws authorizing their notaries to perform online notarizations. These online notarizations are accepted across the country due to a long-standing body of laws in each state that specifically provide for recognition and acceptance of out-of-state notarizations. In addition to laws in each state recognizing and accepting common out-of-state notarizations, the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the US Constitution may provide an additional basis for states to accept out of state notarizations. For your benefit, we’ve put together an easy guide to the interstate recognition statutes in each state, which can be found here.
Documents notarized on the Notarize platform are electronically signed by the signer(s) and the notary. Certain states and public agencies have specific additional requirements and limitations for accepting electronically-signed documents and out-of-state notarizations, and not all documents may be electronically-signed.
You should contact the agency that will receive your e-signed and e-notarized document to ensure your document will be acceptable for its intended use. Learn more here.
We’d like to help with general information wherever we can, so let us know of any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I notarize a real estate closing outside of the United States?
Yes, if the signer has a valid US SSN, government-issued ID and recent US address. These are all required because it's how the Notarize software validates a signer's identify. It does not matter is the person is physically located in another country.
At this time, Notarize can not support international signers unless they have these documents.
If Notarize is unable to notarize a particular document, will I be charged?
What are Notarize's hours of operation?
Notarize is operational 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days a year.
If you’re signing a mortgage-related transaction, we’re operational 24/6 Monday through Friday, EST and CST, and 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM Saturday EST and CST.
Can closing officers at my title agency complete the closing?
Yes! Title agencies and law firms in 13 states can use the Notarize platform to complete their own real estate closings. Read more about this here.
You can find information about your stat's legal requirements, as well as our platform requirements, at the links below.
Which 37 states have underwriters who approve online closings?
When we say "approved in 37 states” we are referencing the collective list of 37 states in which at least one underwriter has approved the Notarize Platform for remote online closings on a permanent basis, without policy exceptions. This list excludes the temporary authorizations from underwriters that require agents to take policy exceptions. Our legal team decided to err on the side of caution and list those states where we know the Notarize Platform can be used long term and short term.
We'll provide you the list of states, but with one caveat, you must reach out to your local or regional underwriting counsel to confirm whether they will support remote notarizations on the Notarize Platform. Notarize is not permitted to publicly disclose underwriter approval details as your underwriters want you, their agent, to communicate with them about specifics.
Here is the list of the 37 states where underwriters have approved closings completed on the Notarize Platform:
Disclaimer: This list is subject to change and we'll keep this site updated when we learn of changes. Notarize cannot control what states are or are not on this list and an underwriter may remove states at their sole discretion. This list does not include additional requirements and approvals that are necessary from lenders and secondary market participants.