Indiana to Allow Remote Notary Public

As a result of a new law passed in 2018, Indiana will allow individuals to become a remote notary public effective July 1, 2019. A remote notary public will be able to remotely notarize documents electronically, so long as there is two-way audio and visual communication and the notary is physically located in Indiana. Currently, notaries must witness the execution of documents in person. Authorizing the use of remote notaries brings Indiana up to date with more modern requirements for notaries. Individuals wishing to become a remote notary public after July 1, 2019 will need to file a separate registration with the Indiana Secretary of State, pay an additional fee and comply with an additional education component.