Notarial Act Issued
On March 19, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.7 authorizing any notarial act that is required under New York State law to be performed utilizing audio-video technology.
At J&G we are committed to assisting you with your legal needs during this time of crisis. We are offering our clients and any local residents in Orange, Sullivan, Rockland, Ulster, Dutchess and Putnam counties free remote notary services.
To take advantage of the remote notary services, Executive Order 202.7 requires the following conditions must be met:
• The person seeking the Notary’s services, if not personally known to the Notary, must present valid photo ID to the Notary during the video conference, not merely transmit it prior to or after;
• The video conference must allow for direct interaction between the person and the Notary (e.g. no pre-recorded videos of the person signing);
• The person must affirmatively represent that he or she is physically situated in the State of New York;
• The person must transmit by fax or electronic means a legible copy of the signed document directly to the Notary on the same date it was signed;
• The Notary may notarize the transmitted copy of the document and transmit the same back to the person; and
• The Notary may repeat the notarization of the original signed document as of the date of execution provided the Notary receives such original signed document together with the electronically notarized copy within thirty days after the date of execution
This is not intended to be legal advice. You should contact an attorney for advice regarding your specific situation.