Your Mobile Notary
- What are the functions of a mobile notary public?
Mobile notaries will travel to provide notary services at the signer’s home or office at their convenience by appointment.
- Signing Agent
A signing agent, better known as a “loan signing agent notary public,” holds qualification, knowledge, and experience in notarizing real estate documents. A signing agent has no special powers. The duties of a signing agent notary are restricted only to the execution of proper notarial procedures.
Texas Law Updates
HB 1217—Effective Date: July 1, 2018. HB 1217 was signed and approved by the Governor on June 1, 2017. This bill enacts the “Online Notary Public” relating to notaries public who perform notarial acts by means of two-way video and audio conference technology. This bill prescribes significant provisions worth noting such as: (1) requiring an applicant satisfy the qualification requirements for appointment as an online notary public; (2) requiring an online notary public shall keep a secure electronic record of electronic documents notarized by the online notary public; (3) requiring an online notary public shall keep the online notary’s electronic record for at least five years after the date of the transaction or proceeding;and (4) authorizing an online notary public or the online notary public’s employer to charge a fee in an amount not to exceed $25 for performing an online notarization.
HB 995—Effective Date: January 1, 2018. HB 995 was signed and approved by the Governor on June 15, 2017. HB 995 provides updates to the law regarding medical powers of attorney. This bill provides the option that a medical power of attorney either be acknowledged before a notary public or witnessed by two competent adult witnesses.