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Landmark Remote Online Notarization Bill Approved

The House and Senate both approved House Bill 776, and Governor Cooper signed the Remote Online Notarization (RON) into law on July 8, 2022.
 
This legislation allows notaries to identify individuals and notarize their signatures using internet technologies. Homebuyers, for example, will be able to close loans and buy houses remotely.
 
Because of the extensive and complex amount of work to prepare the RON program, the effective date is set at July 1, 2023. The new Remote Online Notary fee will be $25 once RON becomes effective. RON also updated other fees that notaries can charge.
 
Emergency Video Notarizations will resume, effective immediately, as a stop-gap measure to allow video notarizations while permanent RON procedures are being put in place.
 
Read the full Press Release from the NC Secretary of State.