While specific procedures will differ from state to state, the following steps are generally applicable if your state's notary laws authorize Notaries to perform Remote Online Notarization (RON).
- You must meet your state’s qualifications. In some states, you must hold a commission as a traditional Notary Public before you apply to become a RON Notary. In other states you may be able to apply for a notary commission and an authorization to perform RONs at the same time.
- You must have an additional surety bond or E&O insurance policy to cover remote online notarizations (if required).
- You must complete any additional RON-specific testing or educational courses required by your state (if required).
- You must have the RON-specific tools required by state law. This may include an electronic seal, electronic signature, electronic journal or RON technology platform compliant with your state statutes.
- You must apply or register with your state’s notary regulating official to perform RONs. The application form may require you to indicate the specific platform or technology provider you will use.
- If your state requires it, you may need to submit evidence that you've completed an educational course or passed an exam. You may also need to prove your surety bond or insurance policy.
- Pay the state’s application fees (if required).
Which states allow RON?
As of April 2021, Snapdocs RON transactions can be completed on properties located in the following states (updated regularly, please reach us if you have a question or need a RON transaction completed in a state not listed):
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
Last updated April 23, 2021