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Remote Online Notary in Maryland

Online Notary, or remote online notarization (RON) is a service that allows Maryland residents and people across the United States to virtually notarize legal documents

There are many reasons to consider using LawDepot’s Online Notary. Firstly, the notarization process helps add validity to your legal documents

Secondly, with our online service, you don’t have to go to a notary in person. Instead, you can connect with a certified notary using your device’s camera and microphone. It’s secure, simple, and you can do it from wherever you are–whether it’s your home or office.

Yes, remote online notarization has been legal in Maryland since 2020

There are two pieces of legislation that make remote online notarization legal in Maryland. We’ll break down these laws in the next section.

What are Maryland's online notarization laws?

Remote notarization is legal in Maryland due to these pieces of legislation:

  • The Full Faith and Credit Clause: This clause states that all US states must respect notarizations completed in every other state. So, for instance, if a Maryland resident gets their document notarized online by a notary public in a different state, the notarization is considered valid under Maryland law.
  • Maryland Senate Bill 678: This law took effect on October 1, 2020. It outlines policies around remote notarization in Maryland, including identification procedures, communication technology standards, and other important practices. Importantly, it states that notaries within Maryland must issue a certificate stating that the remote notarization “involved a remotely located individual and the use of communication technology.”

What documents can be notarized online in Maryland?

Documents that Maryland residents can notarize include:

With LawDepot’s Online Notary, our notaries can provide you with the following notarial services:

  • An acknowledgment is when you declare to the notary your willingness to sign a document.
  • A jurat is when you swear or affirm in front of the notary that the contents of a document are truthful.

How much does online notarization cost in Maryland?

In Maryland, the Secretary of State is responsible for issuing regulations for notary fees. Effective January 2024, notaries can charge up to $30 for a remote notarial act

LawDepot’s Online Notary service costs $25 for the first seal and $10 for each additional seal.

What documents cannot be notarized online in Maryland?

You cannot notarize the following documents in Maryland with LawDepot’s Online Notary:

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