At Notarize, our mission is to improve how people execute the most important transactions of their lives and to make legal notarization more efficient, secure and convenient.
Notarized documents serve an important and enduring part of the American economy. While any document can be signed, certain documents must be verifiably accepted and signed before an official Notary Public. There are over 1 Billion documents notarized in the U.S. annually. Despite its continued importance, the notary public industry is remarkably antiquated and has not kept pace with the needs of today’s dramatically evolved, mobile, tech-enabled economy. Software can improve every aspect of the notary public industry and process, from the inconvenience of finding and meeting an agent in person, to the lack of identity verification tools, to archaic paper journal record keeping. Notarize addresses each of these challenges in a transformative way.
Notarize is the first on-demand remote, electronic notary public service valid in all 50 US states and the District of Columbia. In 2011, the Commonwealth of Virginia passed Senate Bill 827 and House Bill 2318, allowing appropriately certified Virginia notaries to complete remote notarization via live video call. Furthermore, a document remotely notarized in Virginia is valid across state lines due to the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the United States Constitution and state laws that specifically address and accept out of state notarizations. Notarize leverages these and other laws to offer people and businesses the ability to legally notarize documents electronically, from anywhere.
Notarize offers unparalleled convenience for people looking to notarize a document at any time, and from any location. It provides notaries with a level of security never before possible. And Notarize dramatically improves the process for institutions that require notarized documents to operate. These institutions may now share electronic files with their customers to be notarized instantly, and receive notarized electronic documents back instantly, dramatically reducing the complexity, time, and cost of operating. In today’s tech-enabled economy, we are working to bring legal notarization into the modern era.