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Adams Signs Remote Notarization Regulation
By West Kentucky Star Staff
FRANKFORT - Kentucky residents will now be able to get legal documents notarized remotely more easily.

Secretary of State Michael G. Adams signed into law Monday a regulation making it easier for the business and legal communities to perform notarizations remotely.

"During the last two months, my Office has fielded hundreds of calls asking for help with notarizing documents, typically required in-person but hard to achieve given the current need for social distancing," Adams said. "We're pleased to offer a solution that will help Kentucky's job creators survive and thrive."

The new measure improves on an existing regulation by formalizing a notarization Adams previously suggested through informal guidance, whereby a notary may notarize a document for a remotely located individual by a combination of pen and paper, video-conferencing, scanners, email, photo messaging, printers, copiers, regular mail, or courier service.

The process is free of charge and relatively simple. The regulation will not expire, and will remain available as an industry practice going forward.

Published 11:29 AM, Monday May. 18, 2020
Updated 11:34 AM, Monday May. 18, 2020

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