COVID-19 STATE EMERGENCY MEASURES

WealthCounsel is here to help you manage the latest emergency measures passed in each state. Click on the name of the measure to be taken to the state resource.

Alabama

AMENDED State of Alabama Proclamation by the Governor

Alaska

SB 241

Arizona

Executive Order: 2020-26

Arkansas

Executive Order to Amend Executive Order 20-03 for the Purpose of Suspending Provisions Requiring In-Person Witnessing and Notarization of Legal Documents in the State of Arkansas

California

California Civil Code 1189(b)

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Colorado

Ordering the Temporary Suspension of the Personal Appearance Requirement for Notarization due to the Presence of COVID-19

Extending Executive Order D 2020 019 Concerning the Temporary Suspension of the Personal Appearance Requirement for Notarization due to the Presence of COVID-19

Colorado Supreme Court-New Rules of Probate Procedure-Remote Witnessing of Documents

Connecticut

PROTECTION OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND RESPONSE-CHILDCARE SAFETY, REMOTE NOTARIZATION UPDATE

District of Columbia

D.C. 23-286

Delaware

Important Information for Notaries Regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

ELEVENTH MODIFICATION OF THE DECLARATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR THE STATE OF DELAWARE DUE TO A PUBLIC HEALTH THREAT

Florida

COVID-19 EMERGENCY PROCEDURES FOR THE ADMINISTERING OF OATHS VIA REMOTE AUDIO-VIDEO COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

EXTENDED COMPREHENSIVE COVID-19 EMERGENCY MEASURES FOR THE FLORIDA STATE COURTS

Georgia

IN RE: GEORGIA RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT AND LAWYER PARTICIPATION IN CLOSINGS OF REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS 

The State of Georgia: Executive Order

Temporarily Allowing Remote Notarization and Attestation

Hawaii

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 20-02

Emergency Rules regarding Remote Notarization (in response to the COVID-19 emergency)

Illinois

EXECUTIVE ORDER IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 (COVID-19 EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 12)

Guidance for Remote Notaries and Consumers

Indiana

In the Matter of Emergency Procedures for the Administering of Oaths Via Remote Audio-Video Communication Equipment Relating to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

In the Matter of Emergency Procedures for the Witnessing of Wills Relating to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Iowa

In-Person Notarization Requirement Waiver Guidance

Kansas

Executive Order 20-20

Kentucky

AN ACT relating to the state of emergency in response to COVID-19 and declaring an emergency

Lousiana

Additional Measures for Covid-19

Maine

AN ORDER TEMPORARILY MODIFYING CERTAIN IN-PERSON NOTARIZATION AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT REQUIREMENTS

Massachusetts

Bill S. 2645

Maryland

Order of the Governor of the State of Maryland Authorizing Remote Notarizations

ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MARYLAND NUMBER 20-04-10-01 AUTHORIZING REMOTE WITNESSING AND ELECTRONIC SIGNING OF CERTAIN DOCUMENTS

Michigan

EXECUTIVE ORDER No. 2020-41 Encouraging the use of electronic signatures and remote notarization, witnessing, and visitation during the COVID-19 pandemic

Mississippi

Executive Order No. 14-67

REMOTE NOTARIZATION ORDER GUIDANCE

Missouri

Executive Order 20-08

Nebraska

EMERGENCY RULE ADOPTED PURSUANT TO Neb. Rev. Stat. § 84-901.04

EO 20-13 - COVID-19 - Accelerating Online Notary & Financial Institutions Regulatory Flexibility

New Hampshire

Temporary authority to perform secure remote online notarization

New Jersey

A-3903/S-2336

New Mexico

Order Temporarily Permitting Notarial Acts Through Audio-Visual Technology Under Certain Conditions

New York

CONTINUING TEMPORARY SUSPENSION AND MODIFICATION OF LAWS RELATING TO THE DISASTER EMERGENCY

Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

Guidance to Notaries Concerning Executive Order 202.7

North Carolina

Senate Bill 704-Ratified (p. 31)

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Allows Remote Notarization of Some Documents During Coronavirus Emergency

Pennsylvania Provides Limited Suspension of In-person Regulatory Requirements for Notaries for Real Estate Transactions

S.B. 841 (see p. 51 et seq.)

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Remote Online Notarization

Tennessee

An Order Suspending Provisions of Certain Statutes and Rules in Order to Facilitate Remote Notarization and Witnessing of Documents

Texas

Governor Abbott Temporarily Suspends Certain Statutes To Allow For Appearance Before Notary Public Via Videoconference

Vermont

GUIDANCE ON EMERGENCY RULES FOR NOTARIES PUBLIC AND REMOTE NOTARIZATION

Washington

Electronic Notary Effective Date

West Virginia

Executive Order No. 11-20

Notice of an Emergency Amendment to an Emergency Rule

Wisconsin

EMERGENCY GUIDANCE ON REMOTE NOTARIZATION

Wyoming

Guidance on Temporary Remote Online Notarization