New York became the 38th state to enact a permanent RON (Remote Online Notarization) system. Signed by Governor Kathy Hochul on Feb. 25, 2022, Senate Bill 7780, an update to Senate Bill 1780C, follows New York’s temporary authorization of remote ink notarizations (RIN) by executive order.
Our firm provides remote notary services to clients throughout New York State. We are the first to introduce the concept of Remote Notary Services.
What this means if you require a document or documents notarized:
- The person or persons will have to join the notary in a secure, online Conference Room with the document(s) to be notarized;
- The person or persons must have their State of Federally issued ID with them for the conference (it cannot be emailed to the notary ahead of the meeting);
- The person or persons must have the ability to scan in the document(s) they sign while the notary is watching them sign it/them, and then fax or email it/them to the notary;
- The person or persons must then send the notary, at their expense, the original document(s), either via USPS, Fedex or UPS, for which the we can generate a pre-paid mailing label, with tracking, or via First Class Mail (not recommended since originals may be required to replace the remotely notarized documents);
- We then notarize the original signed document(s) and return them via USPS, Fedex or UPS, at the customer’s choice and expense.
Note that Steps 4 & 5 must occur within 30 days of the remote notarization, and you should expect to have to present the originals to the recipient of the remotely notarized document(s).