April 28, 2020
Frequently Asked Questions

Chapter 71 of the Acts of 2020
Enabling Remote Ink Notarization in Massachusetts

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many state leaders and title professionals are looking for a solution to enable real estate transactions to continue to close. Such solutions include emergency measures to permit the use of remote notarization in the state. Under Chapter 71 of the Acts of 2020 (the “Act”), signed into law by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker on April 27, 2020, Massachusetts notaries are able to offer remote ink notarization services.

These FAQs are designed to provide some basic explanation of what is allowed under the Act and what you must do to meet the requirements set forth in this temporary legislation. CATIC will insure transactions when the documents are notarized pursuant to the Act, provided that the conditions and requirements of the Act are satisfied.

Please click here to view these FAQs and learn more about how to comply with this temporary legislation.

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