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Dealing with eNotary and eCommerce



Find an eNotary

Practice Tip: A Notary Public who has not been commissioned as an eNotary cannot do an eNotarization for you.

Practice Tip: Search for a notary in your area using our “Find A Notary” online service: Find A Notary
There are nearly 2000 eNotaries in North Carolina. Please note that although the number of commissioned North Carolina eNotaries is steadily rising, there are not yet eNotaries in each of our 100 counties who have voluntarily registered on Find A Notary.

Practice Tip: You (or someone on your staff) will have to go through extra steps to become an eNotary. First, you have to be a Notary Public. Second, you will need to take a 3-hour electronic notary public course at a local community college. Attorneys are not exempt from this course. For additional information about becoming an eNotary click here.

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Personal Appearance

Practice Tip: If you are asking an eNotary to do an eNotarization for you, and the eNotary does not know you or your witness personally, plan to bring an acceptable form of ID with you or advise your witness to bring such an ID. The reason is that personal appearance is required. The person whose signature is being notarized, acknowledged, or verified must personally appear before the eNotary.

Practice Tip: An eNotary cannot do a remote eNotarization for you. The person whose signature is being notarized, acknowledged, or verified must personally appear before the eNotary.

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eNotary and eCommerce

Practice Tip: Call us if your client is considering requiring e-filing of document required by law, rule or otherwise to be notarized. We will gladly work with you and your client to be sure you comply with legal eNotarization requirements and other eCommerce requirements.

Call or contact:
Ozie H. Stallworth
eNotarization and Notary Enforcement Director
North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State
P.O. Box 29622, Raleigh, NC 27626
Telephone: 919-814-5495
Email Ozie

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