Notice Re. E-Notarization Law

Notice for Electronic Notarization and Remote Notarization

RSA 456-B (effective February 6, 2022)

The New Hampshire Uniform Law on Notarial Acts, authorizes the performance of electronic and remote notarization.  A notary may perform remote notarization by means of live two-way audio-visual communication technology.  Before providing these new services, notaries will be required to notify the Secretary of State's Office of the technology services and/or vendors the notary will purchase to provide these new services.

The law requires notaries who wish to use electronic or remote notarization capabilities to meet minimum technical performance requirements.  Notary journals are required.  Several technology service companies offer electronic and remote notarization systems.  Each notary choosing to perform these services is responsible for verifying that the vendor the notary employs certifies that their system/services meet the statutory requirements in New Hampshire.  A notary should also ensure that the system/services comply with industry-imposed requirements.  Check with the Title Company and/or lender before using remote notarial services for any property transaction.  A notary will need to confirm whether they accept remotely notarized documents for both insurance and deed recording purposes.


Electronic/Remote Notarization Notification Form (to be completed by a Notary Public or Justice of the Peace who will be providing this service in New Hampshire.

For a list of Notaries or Justices of the Peace who have notified the Secretary of State's Office that they will be performing electronic and/or remote notarizations click here.


E-Notarization and/or Remote Notarization Technology Provider Form (to be completed by a provider qualified to provide their technology services in New Hampshire)

For a list of providers who have notified the Secretary of State's Office that they are qualified to offer electronic and/or remote services in New Hampshire click here.



On-line Notary Public and Justice of the Peace Manual

RSA 455 Notaries Public (as amended by Chapter 206, Laws of 2021, eff. 2.6.22)

RSA 456-B Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (as amended by Chapter 206, Laws of 2021, eff. 2.6.22)