NY policy change allows electronic notary services

A new notary system is launched in New York starting February 1st.
Published: Feb. 1, 2023 at 8:21 AM EST
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ALBANY, N.Y. (WCAX) - A new notary system is being launched in New York starting Wednesday.

Thanks to a new portal, state leaders say notaries public will be able to obtain a license and conduct their work online.

“We live in a digital world where many transactions and services are facilitated online, in order to have a quick and simple way of processing things in our day-to-day activities,” New York Secretary of State Robert Rodriguez said in a statement. “The Department of State, a gateway of opportunity, is proud to facilitate the access to electronic online notary services to make it easier for New Yorkers to conduct business in a rapid and accessible manner.”

He says those already licensed and intending to provide electronic notary services will need to register with the Department of State the capability to perform electronic notarial acts. Electronic notary services must be provided by registered electronic notaries. Click here for more information.