A notary public is authorized to notarize signatures. They are not proving that the content of a document is true or genuine. They are simply witnessing and approving the signature itself. In the past, the notary and the person signing needed to be in the same room.
However, with Colorado’s new rules, a notary may notarize a document (attesting that the signature is genuine) remotely. The conditions of remote notarization are set forth below. After reading them, one must wonder if this is even worth it. Time will tell. Among other things, the entire transaction must be recorded, including a litany of statements about the event. The recording must then be saved for 10 years. While remote notarization may be the future, the future looks to be a major hassle including, the obligation of paying remote notary providers for the privilege of letting them record (and possibly even sell) the notary data. Continue reading “What You Need to Know About Remote Notarization in Colorado”