- Traditional Notarization
- Electronic Notarization
- Remote Notarization
- No-Contact Document Execution
Electronic notarization, or e-Notarization, involves documents that are notarized in electronic form and the Notary and the document signer each sign with an electronic signature. All other elements of a traditional paper notarization apply to electronic notarization, including the requirement that the signer be in the physical presence of the Notary.
Remote notarization, on the other hand, does not require that the signer and the Notary be in the physical presence of one another. The signer appears before the Notary via audio-visual technology over the internet. In today's era of social distancing this has obvious benefits. We can notarize a document, including powers of attorney, and quit claim deeds, for someone who is unable to leave their home or facility. No-contact notarization helps keep everyone safer.
Remote Notarization was set to become available in Washington on October 1, 2020 when Senate Bill 5641 was slated to take effect. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Governor issued a proclamation that the delayed effect of the bill was suspended and Remote Notarizations are now permitted, though there are few notaries with the necessary credentials at this time. We are able to remotely notarize your documents.