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Is Online Notarization Legal in North Dakota?

Yes. Remote Online Notarization (RON) services are legal in North Dakota for notaries that are commissioned to practice online notarization.

North Dakota remote notary services have been legal since August, 2019 thanks to ND House Bill 1110. In addition to holding a traditional notary commission, notaries need to notify the Secretary Of State of their intentions to perform remote notary services in North Dakota.

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Approved RON vendors in North Dakota

Listed below are examples of companies that provide RON solutions in North Dakota. This is not a complete list of providers, and the Secretary of State of North Dakota does not endorse any provider nor does it require one be selected from the list:

PandaDoc Notary


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If you are looking for a North Dakota Remote Online Notarization (RON) service, PandaDoc Notary can support you with a fast, secure, and 100% state-compliant solution that won’t break your bank.

How does Remote Online Notarization work in North Dakota?

North Dakota Remote notary services provided online must meet certain requirements to be considered valid.

What types of notarizations are permitted online in North Dakota ?

In North Dakota, remote notaries are authorized to perform the following types of notarial acts:

  • Taking acknowledgments: An official acknowledgment from a signer to a notary that a document has been willingly signed. . 
  • Administering an oath or affirmation: A solemn promise of truthfulness by a signer or witness.
  • Taking verification on an oath or affirmation: A notary witnesses an oath or affirmation that the contents of the document being signed are true.
  • Witnessing signatures: A notary appears to verify the identity of a document signer and witness the signing. 
  • Certifying a copy of a record (except as provided in subsection 7 of section 44-06.1-23): A notary certifies that a copy of a document is true and accurate.
  • Noting a protest of a negotiable instrument: A notary officially notes that a bill or note related to the transaction has been dishonored and that the terms are being protested. 

What do I need to notarize a document online in North Dakota?

To receive North Dakota remote notary services online, 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. 

Using an online notary is quicker and cheaper than using traditional notary services. It also provides a greater level of security against fraud protection. Let’s take a look at the process in more detail in order to better understand these benefits.

Requirements for when appearing before a North Dakota remote online notary

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 in North Dakota 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.  


If I notarize a document online in North Dakota , will it be recognized by other states?

Yes. Online notarial acts performed in North Dakota will generally be recognized by other states, including ones that have not yet adopted RON law. 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 RON law can be recognized as valid across state lines

Do the signers have to be physically located in North Dakota to receive services from a North Dakota Remote Online Notarization provider?

The signers of the document do not need to be physically located within the boundaries of the state of North Dakota at the time of notarization. To provide North Dakota remote notary services online, however, the notary must be physically located within the state boundaries.


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