In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Michelle has stopped all in-person notarizations.
Instead, she conducts Video-Conference (online) notarizations, according to Governor Ivey's Proclamation. All parties must be in the State of Alabama. For more information, call Michelle at (256) 503-6595.
Effective Friday, April 3, 2020, a Proclamation issued by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, allows Alabama Notaries to conduct notarizations remotely. This action taken by Governor Ivey makes it safer for the general public and the notary during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
What is remote notarization?
A remote notarization is when the document signer is at one location and the notary is at a different location. The two individuals are connected by video and audio conference technology where they can see and hear each other. The Proclamation requires that the notary record the entire transaction. The document signer MUST BE located in the State of Alabama.
This sounds complicated. Can you explain how this would work?
Basically, most remote notarizations would go something like this:
As you can see, the entire notarization could take as little as 30 or longer. It depends on whether or not wet (original) signatures are needed and how urgent the request.
If wet signatures were required by the document signer and the notary, how long could it take and what would be the official notarization date?
Well, in this case, after Michelle watched Frank sign and date the form, he would mail it to Michelle's office. Once she received it she would sign, date and stamp the form and return it to Frank. Mail time alone could take 2-3 days. According to Governor Ivey's Proclamation, the official notarization date would be the date and time when Michelle witnessed Frank's signature during the video conference session.
This was helpful but I still have questions, who can I talk to?
Call Michelle Riley at (256) 503-6595.
You must call/text in advance to make sure that the notary will be available to meet with you. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
3001 9th Avenue Southwest, Huntsville, Alabama 35805, United States