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...

Remote Ink-Signed Notary or RIN Has Been Extended to 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 Passes Temporary Remote Ink-signed Notarization (RIN) Law for Closers

On October 15th, 2020 the MN House and Senate passed House File 15 allowing Remote Ink-signed Notarization. Generally that means a Notary can send documents to the signer/s and make an appointment to Identify the signers with appropriate ID on the screen and audio,...

Remote Ink Signed Notarization in MN Legislature

New bill for Closers, introduced in the MN Legislature on July 20th entitled “REAL ESTATE DOCUMENT NOTARIZATION; APPEARANCE BY VIDEO AUTHORIZATION DURING PEACETIME PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY.” This important bill for Closing Agents was introduced by the MN land Title...

“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...