Iowa Title Guaranty continues to monitor the COVID-19 virus and its impact on our participants, industry partners and staff. ITG is committed to providing timely updates as this rapidly evolving pandemic unfolds.
Earlier this week, Governor Reynolds declared that the in-person requirement for notarizing documents is temporarily waived for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency, subject to guidance provided by the Iowa Secretary of State. Governor Reynold’s declaration accelerates the implementation of the new law permitting remote notarization in Iowa which was originally scheduled to become effective on July 1, 2020.
CAUTION: Please be advised that many lenders prohibit the use of remote online notarization. Closers and field issuers must obtain consent from the guaranteed lender prior to using remote notarization software to acknowledge title clearing documentation, conveyance instruments, or other documents related to closing.