“Remote Online Notarization” Authorization is Now Temporarily in Effect

The Pennsylvania Legislature recently passed, and Governor Wolf signed, a temporary law allowing for Pennsylvania notaries to notarize documents without the signer being in the physical presence of the notary (as is normally required). This temporary “Remote Online Notarization” authorization will expire sixty (60) days after the termination of Governor Wolf’s COVID-19 disaster emergency. The Remote Online Notarization occurs through the use of audio/video technology using a computer or tablet with a microphone and camera. RJG paralegals have applied for, and are now able to, remotely notarize documents pursuant to this temporary law. Therefore, if you need to have a document notarized in this difficult time, please contact Tom MacNeely, the Chair of our Real Estate Practice Group (tmacneely@rjglaw.com), to make the necessary arrangements to have those documents notarized via Remote Online Notarization.