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Guide to In-Person Electronic Notarization

In-person electronic notarization (IPEN) is just like a traditional paper-based notarization with one exception: the documents being notarized are electronic. During an IPEN, the signer and Notary meet physically face-to-face, review the documents on a computer or mobile device, and use electronic signatures in place of ink signatures.

Wondering what the differences are between traditional notarizations, IPEN and RON? Check out this guide.

State Requirements for In-Person Electronic Notarization

In-person electronic notarization is permitted in all states and Washington, D.C. that have enacted the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (only New York has not done so). Not all states, however, have explicitly enacted legislation to regulate the performance of IPENs. The following states have specific rules, which you can read about below.

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

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