A new law amends Kentucky’s recording and notary laws by allowing the use of technology in processing. Senate Bill 114 was signed by the Governor and will go into effect in January 2020.
The new law gives county clerks the ability to record real estate deeds, mortgages and other instruments electronically and remotely through the use of audio visual technology. It also allows notaries public to notarize real estate documents electronically and remotely. It further authorizes the use of a remote online notary where the signer is not physically located in the presence of the notary to properly execute real estate documents.
Prior to this bill’s passing, Kentucky was one of only four remaining states to not allow the use of digital signatures for notarization of real estate documents.« Back to news