Remote Notarization in Colorado

By Cyndi Stovall

Pursuant to Colorado Statute, a document must be executed in the physical presence of a notary in order for the signature on the document to be notarized. This is true even where the document is electronically signed and electronically notarized. In order to address challenges imposed by COVID-19 pandemic social distancing requirements on such process, the Colorado Secretary of State, acting pursuant to an Executive Order from Governor Polis, has adopted temporary emergency rules allowing for remote notarization.

The details of such rule and the process it contemplates are set forth in the advisory found HERE.