On March 23, 2020 New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu Issued Emergency Order #11: Temporary authority to perform secure remote online notarization.
In order to perform your signing remotely we will:
- Mail the documents to your home address prior to your signing appointment.
- Email you a Zoom video conference link (it will be embedded in your appointment confirmation email). PLEASE test this link well in advance of the meeting. You may need to download the “app” to your device.
- Create and save an audio-visual recording of the consultation and signing.
You will need to do the following:
- Make sure that you have a way to join the Zoom meeting with a working video camera. A laptop or desktop computer is best but a smartphone will also work. If your device does not have a working microphone or speaker you will be able to join the audio by dialing in from a phone.
- Have a photo ID, such as your driver’s license, ready to hold up to the camera so we can positively identify you.
- You will sign the documents in front of the camera when instructed to do so.
- Return the original, signed documents to our office to be notarized. This can be done in one of two ways:
- You can mail them back to us by Certified mail.
- You can drop them in the locked box outside our office. We have installed a locking metal box large enough to hold a three-ring binder. The key to open this box is kept in a smart keybox which opens with a code. Once you let us know that you are ready to drop off or pick up documents you will be given a unique code and time period during which to access the locked box. This also ensures that you will be the only person making use of the box during any given time period. See a demonstration in this brief video clip here.
Note: Even though the Notary’s stamp is added later, as the Emergency Order says, the “official date and time of the notarization shall be” the moment the signature occurs on video.