COVID-19 Update: Relaxing In-Person Notary Requirement for Real Estate

access_time Posted on: March 27th, 2020

Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (RULONA) for PA Notaries

Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts

Governor Wolf approved a temporary lift in the personal appearance requirement of the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (RULONA) for PA notaries with specified safeguards. (Follow this link to view the notice on the Pennsylvania Department of State website: NOTICE.)

All notaries who are using audio-visual technology as an alternative to personal appearance must:

  • 1) become an approved Pennsylvania electronic notary (free application).
  • 2) use an e-notary solution already approved by the Department that offer remote notarization technology.
  • 3) indicate in the notary certificate that the notarial act was performed by means of communication technology. The following statement will satisfy that requirement – “This notarial act involved the use of communication technology.”

Solutions approved by the Department:

  • Doc-Verify (for general use)
  • Safe-Docs (for general use)
  • Pavaso (for title companies and other real-estate transactions)

For further clarification or with assistance submitting a waiver, please contact a CGA attorney.

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