Remote Notarizations

Remote Notarizations

On March 23, Governor Sununu signed an Executive Order granting temporary authority to perform secure remote online notarizations.

The notarial officer must be able to communicate simultaneously by both sight and sound through an electronic device a time of notarization. The notarial officer must follow specific requirements to reasonably identify the person and they must keep an audio or visual recording of the notarization. The property must be in New Hampshire, or the transaction must be substantially connected to New Hampshire.

You can read the full Executive Order here.

"Amidst the sea of change to which the New Hampshire Association of REALTORS has played witness in its 85 years, one thing that has remained constant is the Realtor 'R' and the value we bring to every real estate transaction in which we take part. We are part of a unique community where our familial cooperation transcends our business competition. These are not mere platitudes, but our living ideals, and they are, in fact, the foundation on which we conduct ourselves in our day-to-day affairs."

Joanie McIntire, 2024 President, New Hampshire REALTORS