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...
Property Records Industry Association and GIS

Property Records Industry Association and GIS

The Property Records Industry Association (PRIA) has released its latest whitepaper on GIS and Land Records Integration. Although Geographic Information System (GIS) is a relatively new tool for anyone interested in land records, the recording of property records has...
E-notarization vs. Distance E-notarization

E-notarization vs. Distance E-notarization

E-Notarization has been here for some time. Effective July 1, 2006, the Minnesota Legislature enacted electronic notary legislation pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 358 and 359, allowing electronic notarization to be applied to a document so that the document can be...

Don’t Believe Those Online e-Notarize Ads

In Minnesota and other states, electronic notarization (e-Notarization) is moving fast. But DO NOT BELIEVE THE ADS. It is complicated. Each state has its own laws, rules, and especially its own legal terminology. In Minnesota, a notary may perform electronic notarial...