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Advocacy FOLA Submissions

FOLA’s Submission Regarding Remote Notarization Proposals

May 14, 2023 Modified: January 6, 2024

On August 1, 2020, MAG passed a new regulation under the Commissioners for Taking Affidavits Act to set out the framework for commissioners who wish to exercise their powers without being in the physical presence of the deponent or declarant. That regulation is available here.

In response to stakeholder feedback and understanding that notarization is a more complicated process than commissioning, a remote notarization regulation was not introduced at that time. However, in late March/early April 2021 MAG sought input on proposals outlined in a Consultation Deck.