Online notarization in Wisconsin: Get your document notarized today

Wisconsin

Is Online Notarization Legal in Wisconsin?

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

In Wisconsin, online notary law was made permanent in May, 2020 by WI Assembly Bill 293 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Wisconsin online notary providers must hold a current traditional notary commission and contract with a RON technology provider.

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Approved RON providers in Wisconsin

The following providers make their technologies commercially available and have been approved for use by Wisconsin notaries:

PandaDoc Notary
Blend
Cyberize It, LLC
Digital Delivery, Inc.
DocuSign
DocVerify
E-NotarySeal
Epic River
eNotaryLog, LLC
LiveNotary
Nexsys
Notarize
NotaryCam
OneNotary
OnlineNotary
Pavaso
Secured Signing
SIGNiX
Simplifile
Simply Secure Sign
Stavvy

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How does remote notarization work in Wisconsin?

To receive Wisconsin online notary services, there are certain requirements  that must be met to be considered valid.

What types of notarizations are permitted online in Wisconsin?

In Wisconsin, 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Witnessing signatures: A notary appears to verify the identity of a document signer and witness the signing. 
  • Certifying a copy of a record: A notary certifies that a copy of a document is true and accurate.
  • 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.

What do I need to notarize a document online in Wisconsin?

To receive remote Wisconsin online notary 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. 

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 Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin 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.  

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

FAQ

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

Yes. Online notarial acts performed in Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin to receive services from a Wisconsin Remote Online Notarization provider?

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

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