June 29, 2021
Remote Notarization & Modified Witness Requirements
Set to Expire on June 30
The remote notarization authority and modifications to witness requirements set forth in Executive Order 7Q are set to expire on June 30, 2021, per Executive Order 12B. After this date, you will no longer be permitted to conduct remote notarizations in Connecticut and you must meet witness requirements as set forth in Conn. Gen. Stat. ┬ž 47-5.

To ensure you avoid any potential issues in recording a document with your local land records, you should prepare to abide by the requirements in place on the date you plan to record the document. For example, if you plan to have your clients execute a deed on June 30 but will not record the document until July 1, you should not use remote notarization methods and the deed should be attested by two witnesses.

CATIC will continue to monitor this issue and report any further developments. Should you have any questions, please reach out to your CATIC Underwriter.

*Always Remember - Wire Fraud is Rampant*
Cyber criminals are hacking email accounts and sending
´╗┐messages with fake wiring instructions.
These messages are convincing and sophisticated. 
Always independently confirm wiring instructions in person or via a telephone call to a trusted and verified phone number.