New Jersey now permits remote notarization in limited circumstances

On April 14, Governor Murphy signed into law legislation that permits notaries to remotely notarize documents. Under the law, a notary public is authorized to perform a notarial act for a remotely located resident if the notary has: personal knowledge of their identity; satisfactory knowledge of the person’s identity by oath or affirmation from a credible witness; and uses at least two different types of identity as proof to obtain satisfactory evidence of the person.

The notary public would also be required to make an audio-visual recording of the exchange and retain the recording for at least ten years, among other security measures.

The law DOES NOT APPLY to:
(1) the creation and execution of wills or codicils;
(2) the Uniform Commercial Code other than Sections 1-107 and 1-206, Article 2 and Article 2A; or
(3) a statute, regulation or other rule of law governing adoption, divorce or other matters of family law.

Text of the bill can be found at