At this time, Delaware does not permit remote notarizations by Delaware notaries. However, there is currently nothing in Delaware statutes that prohibits an individual or business from using a remote notary from states who permit remote notarization.
Delaware remote notarization was temporarily authorized during the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to Senate Bill 193, however this authorization has since expired.
The general public can use PandaDoc Notary, Notarize.com, and NotaryCam, or any other provider that they may research and choose. There are specific charges to remotely notarize a document using notaries who are licensed and trained to perform remote online notarizations.
In Delaware, remote notaries are not currently authorized to perform remote online notarial acts.
To receive Delaware notarization services, there are a series of steps you will have to follow to ensure the notarization is valid. You should first contact your county recorder to confirm that they accept electronically signed and notarized documents.
Online notarization makes it easier than ever to appear before a notary. Rather than having to schedule a place and time to meet with a traditional or mobile notary service in advance, the notary and signers can all be in different locations.
While an online notary is required to perform their duties within the state boundaries, the signers can appear for the notarization from anywhere in the world. By allowing signers and notaries to appear via video conference for a notarization, RON makes appearing faster, safer, and easier than traditional in-person notarization.
Yes. Notarial acts performed in Delaware will generally be recognized by other states. While the specifics may vary depending on the other state’s requirements, established precedents have set forth that notarial acts carried out within compliance with the applicable state notarization laws can be recognized as valid across state lines
The signers of the document do not need to be physically located within the boundaries of the state of Delaware at the time of notarization. To provide Delaware remote online notarization services, however, the notary must be physically located within the state boundaries.
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