A new law for Vermont notaries go into effect today.
- There are provisions about electronic notarization and remote online notarization, but those don’t go into effect until the Office of Professional Regulation makes rules about that.
- For the past several years, notaries have not been allowed to make certified copies; that authority has been restored.
- One type of certified copy a notary can make is a tangible (that is, paper) copy of an electronic document. If a person has an electronic notarized real-estate document but can’t get the town clerk to record it because it isn’t paper, now then can have a notary make a tangible certified copy of the electronic document and the town clerk is supposed to accept it.