New York, New Jersey, Connecticut Tri-state


Remote Online Notarization

New York became the 39th state to make Remote Online Notarization permanently legal at the end of 2021.  Gov. Kathleen C. Hochul signed the Remote Online Notarization law (NY State Senate Bill S1780C) effective June 30, 2022, permitting paper and electronic document. The Remote Online Notarization law is similar to the standards established in the short-term emergency Executive Order 202.7, from March 2020 through June 2021, to speak to the practice of executing notarizations during the covid-19 pandemic . Moreover, refer to Executive Order 202.7 although the procedure has expired June 24, 2021, the Department of State in the FAQ section provides the most recent procedure on how to conduct RON (Remote Online Notarization) and RIN (Remote Ink-Signed Notarization) which in some cases, one might be more convenient than the other. Be mindful that additional amendments will be issued on or about January 31st, 2023.

Connecticut (RON)

Connecticut has not joined the other states in implementing permanent Remote Online Notarizations. Even though Connecticut had permitted temporary Remote Online Notarization, which has expired June 30th, 2022. The Secretary of State has optimistically sponsored legislation to bring Connecticut on board with the rest of the states making Remote Online Notarization permanent. Connecticut is also looking to be distinctive in instituting their potential Remote Online Notarization laws, by excluding the online execution of Wills and/or Real Estate transactions. A foreseeable effective date would be October 1st, 2022.

New Jersey (RON)

New Jersey along with its sister state (NY) passed an emergency RON authorization soon after the COVID-19 pandemic started. The original bill that was introduced and passed by the State legislature in March of 2020 was ultimately vetoed by the Governor of the state due to its lack of comprehensive practicalities for notaries. As a result Gov. Phil Murphy signed A4250 into law on July 22, 2021. The law became effective on October 20th, 2021. Although not all notaries that are commissioned and active with the state of New Jersey must conduct Remote Online Notarizations, if the notary chooses to offer remote and/or electronic notarizations, visit  Notary Public Application, to update your status. Once there, select Remote/Electronic Notarization under File an Application. Then enter your Commission Number and Date of Birth to update your record.

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