Remote Ink-Signed Notary or RIN was ENDED on March 31, 2021

The Minnesota Legislature passed legislation permitting video conferencing to satisfy the requirement to appear personally before a notarial officer for certain conveyances. The bill has been signed, and was set to expire Jan. 6, 2021, but was renewed by Executive...

Minnesota Temporary Remote Ink-signed Notarization (RIN) Law ENDED March 31, 2021

The Remote Ink-Signed Notary Act Expired March 30th. Last October the MN House and Senate passed House File 15 allowing Remote Ink-signed Notarization. Generally that mean ta Notary could send documents to the signer/s and make an appointment to Identify the signers...

FAQ -Abstracting, Searching and Land Records Management Class

ABSTRACTING, SEARCHING, AND LAND RECORDS MANAGEMENT This course for County Recorders, Title Abstractors, Title Searchers and all who work with abstracting, searching and posting land title records. The course has been updated with Minnesota laws, Bar Association Title...

Remote Ink-Signed Notarization, a Virtual Solution to a Covid-19 Problem

  The Minnesota Governor passed an Executive Order allowing Remote Ink-signed Notarization (RIN) during the Covid-19 pandemic. The law allows a notary to virtually witness a signature by having the signers provide a photo ID next to their face and state their...

“Modernized Land Records Part 1 – Land Records and GIS Overview” by PRIA

I just attended a PRIA session on Geographic Information Systems.  It was an excellent session.  My key take-aways were a look at our future and the future of land records:  current, accurate, connected. Easy and fun for users. An excellent presentation by a Wisconsin...

Governor Asked for Executive Order for Remote Ink-signed Notarization Closings

The Minnesota Legislature approved Remote Online Notarization last year. The law has not yet been implemented, generally due to the inability for lenders, title insurers and county recorders/registrars to get on the same page with the technology. And there are some...