Electronic Notary Service

Volume: 19 | Issue: 20
April 16, 2020
Businesses seeking to increase remote operations may be interested in taking advantage of Nevada’s electronic notary services. Nevada law permits the use of electronic notaries provided that the notary public is registered with the Nevada Secretary of State and has met all registration requirements.
The Secretary of State explains: “The in-person electronic notarial act is the exact same process as used in the performance of a traditional notary ‘paper’ transaction. The only difference between the two acts, is that the tools used to accomplish the transaction–the journal, seal and signature of the notary are electronic. However, the notary must still identify the principal through personal knowledge, oath of credible witness or an acceptable identifying document and record that identification process in their electronic journal. If the notary is performing an electronic notarial act by means of audio-video communication (also known as remote, online, internet or webcam notarization) there are other criteria and statutory requirements that must be met.”
If you have questions about electronic notaries, please contact a KZA attorney.

KZA Employer Report articles are for general information only; they are not intended and should not be construed to be legal advice. Reading or replying to such articles does not establish an attorney-client relationship. In addition, because the subject matters and applicable laws discussed in Employer Report articles are often in a state of change and not always applicable to every type of business entity or organization, readers should consult with counsel before making decisions based on the same.

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