NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Nov. 16, 2023 — NotaryCam®, a Stewart-owned company and a pioneer in providing remote online notarization and identity verification/authentication technology for real estate and legal transactions, announced today the Illinois Department of Secretary of State has approved the company to provide both eNotary and remote online notarization (RON) services to notaries public registered in the state.
To become an approved vendor in the state, NotaryCam provided department staff with a demonstration of its RON platforms and features that covered specific state requirements such as tamper-evident documents, an audit trail and identify proofing. Utilizing NotaryCam’s platform, public notaries in Illinois can perform acknowledgments, jurats, verifications or proofs and oaths or affirmations electronically. Currently, 44 states have enacted laws allowing permanent access to remote online notarization, according to the American Land Title Association (ALTA).
“With nationwide RON acceptance becoming closer to reality, each new state that comes on board helps break down other barriers to RON adoption, especially in the real estate space amongst outside stakeholders like settlement agents and closing attorneys,” said NotaryCam president Brian Webster. “We commend Governor J.B. Pritzker, Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias and the entire Illinois General Assembly for their efforts to further the modernization of notarial acts and provide remote notarization to Illinois commissioned notaries.”
Updates and additional information on RON in Illinois can be found on the Illinois Notary Public website at https://www.ilsos.gov/departments/index/notary/home.html