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09.10.2020

Public Protection: Notaries and Notary Bonds Explained

Notaries Public witness so many of our life-changing decisions, such as powers of attorney, estate, prenuptial agreements, real estate transactions and many other activities that enable our civil society to operate.  Given the seriousness of their…
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Public Protection: Notaries and Notary Bonds Explained
License & Permit Bonds 09.03.2020

What Duties Do Notary Publics Perform?

A notary public is an official of integrity selected by the state government to serve as an impartial witness in executing several official fraud-deterrent acts related to the signing of vital documents. These certified acts are called…
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What Duties Do Notary Publics Perform?
License & Permit Bonds 08.31.2020

Texas Governor Permits Notary Public Appearances via Video-Conferencing

Get your webcams ready, Texas notary publics! The state’s Governor, Greg Abbot, is shelving a statute on notary public appearances concerning real-estate instruments like mortgages, allowing notary publics to appear via videoconference when executing real-estate…
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Texas Governor Permits Notary Public Appearances via Video-Conferencing
License & Permit Bonds 08.18.2020

Morris County Is Now Renewing Notary Publics

Next in line, please! The County of Morris, New Jersey, just announced they are starting the process of renewing notary public commissions. The renewal process has been on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic; however, the…
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Morris County Is Now Renewing Notary Publics
License & Permit Bonds 08.11.2020

Notary Public Demand Surges During COVID-19 Shutdown

Since the commencement of the pandemic, notary publics have been in high demand, with many notaries seeing a dramatic increase of in-person business. Notary publics are individuals who act as impartial parties to make sure…
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Notary Public Demand Surges During COVID-19 Shutdown
Surety Bonds 06.08.2020

New York Temporarily Allows Notaries Use Audio-Video Technology

Amid the current pandemic, states are modifying their rules to better adjust to the temporary work-from-home standard. Per an order dated May 28, 2020, the utilization of audio-visual technology for notarization and witnessing is allowed…
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New York Temporarily Allows Notaries Use Audio-Video Technology
Surety Bonds 06.01.2020

Big Changes in Indiana Notary Requirements

Notaries in the state of Indiana are seeing significant changes to the processes of continuing their professional status. Beginning July 1st, all notaries must complete a continuing education course every two years during their eight-year…
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Big Changes in Indiana Notary Requirements
Surety Bonds 05.05.2020

Massachusetts Signs Remote Notarization Bill

On Monday, Governor of Massachusetts Charlie Baker signed off on a new coronavirus rule that lets notaries witness signatures over video conferencing. According to the novel law, notary publics are allowed to continue their notary…
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Massachusetts Signs Remote Notarization Bill
Surety Bonds 05.05.2020

States Ensure E-Signatures Are Accepted on Vital Surety Bonds During COVID-19 Pandemic

The Surety and Fidelity Association of America (SFAA), its members and partners have called on State Governors, state agencies, localities, school districts and other public entities to request acceptance of the electronic execution and delivery…
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States Ensure E-Signatures Are Accepted on Vital Surety Bonds During COVID-19 Pandemic