With the passage of Senate Bill 915 in May 2019, Oklahoma has become the 20th state to adopt remote online notarization (RON). Currently, notarial acts must be performed in-person, with the notary serving as a witness during the signing event. However, in 2020, Oklahoma notaries will be able to perform these services online with secure audio-visual calls.
Many industries like real estate, banking and more will soon benefit from the new law providing more than 83,000 notaries in Oklahoma a safer, simpler and more secure way to offer notarizations.
The new law will take effect in Oklahoma on Jan. 1, 2020.