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Governor Inslee Issues Proclamation Immediately Allowing Remote Notarization

Last night, Governor Inslee issued an emergency proclamation to allow remote notarization in Washington State.

Last night, Governor Inslee issued an emergency proclamation to allow remote notarization in Washington State.  This action addresses a priority request from Washington REALTORS® and other organizations to enable real estate and other transactions to proceed using remote/electronic means. The Order accelerated the October 1, 2020 effective date of broadly-supported remote notary legislation passed by the Legislature in 2019. Like other emergency orders, it is effective for 30 days and so we will continue working with the Governor’s Office, and if necessary, the Legislature, to ensure that remote notarization can continue. A link to the Governor’s Order is here...  

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