Saturday, December 17, 2016

Remote Notarization: Views of American Land Title Association, Fannie, Freddie, NNA, ASN, and Others

The National Association of Secretaries of State took on an epic task of hosting and moderating the national discussion on remote notarization.  Executive of the association, Leslie Reynolds, did an amazing job of carrying out the task and ensuring an open forum for all.

You can find links to all of the views here.

The American Society of Notaries says exactly what I fear...that if we don't get in the game, the game will find a away around us.



Links to all of the following documents, comments, and views are here.


  • American Land Title Association Draft Principles for State Remote Notarization Legislation (December 2016)
  • National Notary Association (NNA) Article on Webcam Notarizations (June 2016)
  • National Electronic Notarization Standards (reauthorized by resolution in 2016)  
  • Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA)
  • Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (E-SIGN)
  • E-Notarization Map and Status in the U.S. (compiled by PA Association of Notaries) 
  • Virginia Handbook for Notaries (includes remote notarization process)
  • Montana Remote Notarization Requirements
  • ABA Resolution on Modernization of Signature Verification (supports modernization and simplification of international cross-border notarization of documents for use in the United States).
  • Property Records Industry Association White Paper on E-Notarization (mentions remote notarization - no official position)
  • American Banker Association Newsletter on Remote Notarization (June 2016)
  • Florida SB 526 (2015 FL law authorizing law enforcement to administer oaths remotely)
  • Statement/Position Letters Submitted to NASS on Remote Notarization:
  • Letter from Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae
  • Letter from the Mortgage Bankers Association
  • Letter from HID Global
  • Letter from Quicken Loans
  • Letter from American Society of Notaries
  • Letter from the Electronic Signature & Records Association (ESRA)
  • - ESRA Statement of Policy on eMortgage
  • - ESRA Statement of Policy on eNotarization
  • Summary Chart of Statements/Positions Submitted to NASS

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Remote Notary Watch 2016


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