HB 776 – Remote Online Notarization Act

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. Destin Hall (R-Caldwell); Rep. Ted Davis, Jr. (R- New Hanover); Rep. Jon Hardister (R-Guilford); Rep. Robert Reives, II (D-Chatham, Durham)



This bill would allow the following types of notarial acts to be performed by means of communication technology: (1) acknowledgments; (2) jurats; (3) verifications or proofs; and (4) oaths or affirmations.


This bill also defines the manner of communication technology to be used during remote online notarization, establishes when a notary is authorized to perform a remote online notarial act, establishes the requirements and procedures for remote online notarial acts, specifies how a notary must verify identification, and requires remote online notaries to comply with certain specified security requirements.



Filed – 5/3/2021