Governor Doug Ducey and Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs announced an Executive Order that allows Arizonans to get documents notarized remotely, while ensuring secure and effective verification processes. Until this order, notaries and signers were required to complete the notarization process in person.
This measure is consistent with Remote Online Notarization, a law passed that allows signers and notaries to meet virtually that takes effect July 1, 2020. The Governor's Executive Order accelerates this timeline, giving Arizonans the opportunity to utilize virtual notarization starting April 10, 2020.
Staring the remote notary process earlier allows Arizonans to utilize technology to get necessary documents signed and notarized in a timely manner while respecting guidance to stay at home. This service is especially needed in rural and outlying areas of the state.
If you are a notary, you will need to complete an application with the Secretary of State to become an approved electronic and/or a remote online notary. Information on what do do is here.