Remote online notarization with DocuSign

Send, sign and notarize remotely

with DocuSign Notary

The trusted way to remotely and electronically notarize agreements

Notarize agreements the DocuSign way. Use the DocuSign experience you know and love to securely send, sign and notarize critical agreements remotely. DocuSign Notary empowers your notaries public with the digital tools they need to conduct remote online notarization (RON) transactions.

DocuSign Notary, built on the #1 e-signature solution, can help you:

  • Enable notarization without being physically present
  • Provide a seamless, convenient signer experience
  • Reduce errors, increase efficiencies and save time

Do business faster, more efficiently

Accelerate the pace of business with fully remote, electronic notarizations. Save time, reduce costs and eliminate bottlenecks by digitizing your notarial processes.

Enable a convenient customer experience

Delight your customers with a convenient, intuitive signing experience that saves them time and the logistical hassles of meeting a notary public in person.

Mitigate risks and reduce fraud

Conduct encrypted notarial sessions with a detailed audit trail. Reduce the risk of identity fraud by using secure identity proofing technologies.

How Notary works

Step one of DocuSign Notary’s process is to send an agreement.

Send an agreement

Easily upload an agreement or use a template. Add signers and the notary public, then quickly drag and drop fields onto the document.
Step two of DocuSign Notary’s process is to verify signers’ identities.

Verify signers’ identities

Securely authenticate your signers’ identities with identity verification and knowledge-based authentication—before they can access the agreement.
Step three of DocuSign Notary’s process is to remotely sign and notarize your agreements.

Sign and notarize

Remotely sign and notarize agreements in a live, two-way audio-visual session that’s secure, easy to use and auditable.

Notary use cases

Remotely notarize your most critical agreements.

Powers of Attorney

Spousal Consents

Affidavits

Trust Certifications

Auto Title Transfers

Total Loss Claims

Life and Annuity Claims

Investor Change of Address

Waivers

Notary features

With a robust set of features to facilitate RON transactions, Notary makes it easy to get critical agreements sent, signed and notarized quickly.

DocuSign Notary is built on the eSignature platform.

Built on DocuSign eSignature

Benefit from the eSignature experience you’re already familiar with. Use templates and apply Notary-specific tags to save time and reduce errors.
DocuSign Notary gives your notaries public the ability to securely conduct RON transactions.

Use your trusted notaries public

Equip your notaries public with the modern tools they need to securely conduct RON transactions in supported states.
DocuSign Notary confirms your signers’ identities using identity proofing technologies.

Secure identity proofing

Have greater confidence in your signers’ identities with identity verification and knowledge-based authentication technologies.
DocuSign Notary’s robust audit trail helps you reduce risk.

Robust audit trail

Mitigate risk with an audit trail for each notarial session, including a tamper-evident Certificate of Completion, audio-visual recording and electronic journal.
Use the Notary API to extend the value of the applications and systems you use daily.

Notary API

Seamlessly integrate into the tools and systems you use every day with the Notary API. Automate repeatable workflows, such as triggering a notarial session.
Customer success experts can help you successfully deploy Notary organization-wide.

Deploy with confidence

Engage Customer Success experts to successfully deploy Notary and drive adoption across your organization. Mitigate risk with always-on support.

Resources

Learn more about DocuSign Notary and remote online notarization (RON).

DocuSign Notary datasheet details how you can send, sign and notarize remotely.

DocuSign Notary datasheet

Read this datasheet to learn more about the features and benefits of DocuSign Notary.
Remote online notarization as the next step of eSignature whitepaper.

RON - A Natural Evolution of E-Signature

Learn how e-signature laws and principles laid the foundation for RON and the benefits it brings.
This article gives insights into remote online notarization involving multiple states.

RON Across State Lines

Learn how states recognize and enforce RON transactions involving more than one state.

FAQs

RON is the use of audio-visual technology to perform a notarial act when the person or persons requiring the notarial act are not in the same physical location as the notary public. A properly performed RON act has the same legal effect as a traditional, paper-based notarization, yet it is more convenient for the participants and more auditable for the organization.
More than 30 states have enacted laws allowing RON, and many other states have provisional rules enabling it, although different states may have different RON requirements. A RON act validly performed under the law of the notary public’s state should generally be recognized by other states; however, some exceptions apply and this area of the law is still emerging. Please confirm the applicability of RON for your desired use case with your legal advisor. For more information see RON - A Natural Evolution of E-Signature.
In states that authorize RON, most—but not all—agreements that can be notarized in person can also be notarized remotely. For example, some states that allow RON do not allow remote notarization of certain estate documents, such as wills. We are, however, increasingly seeing states authorizing remote notarization of these and other types of documents as well. Please always consult your legal advisor on the subject.
In general, signers can be located anywhere in the U.S. or internationally, as long as the notary public complies with the law of the state under which the notary public is authorized to notarize the agreement. Please always consult your legal advisor on the subject. For more information, see RON Across State Lines.

DocuSign Notary is a remote online notarization (RON) solution using audio-visual and identity proofing technologies.

DocuSign eNotary is an in-person electronic notarization (IPEN) solution that enables a notary public to act as an in-person witness to the electronic signing of agreements.

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