UPDATE: New Illinois Legislation Passed Regarding Remote Notarization

Effective Date: 
Monday, August 16, 2021 - 9:00am

ATG Now Allows RIN, Not RON

Effective Immediately for Agents in Illinois

On July 26, 2021, SB2664 was signed into law as Public Act 102-160. This major revision of the Illinois Notary Public Act authorizes the use of both RIN (Remote Ink Notarizations) and RON (Remote Online Notarizations) in real estate transactions. Real estate practitioners and notaries are invited to review Section 6-102.5, which sets forth the details required for the notary to use audio/visual communication.

Effective Date: The legislation is to be effective the later of either the filing of administrative rules by the Illinois Secretary of State or January 1, 2022. The Secretary of State’s office may take some time to file the administrative rules. Watch your email for updates from ATG.

Simultaneously with the passage of Public Act 102-160, Public Act 102-167 (Electronic Wills and Remote Witnesses Act) became law and includes Section 15-20 regarding remote notarization during the COVID-19 emergency declaration. The statute continues the provisions of the Governor's Executive Order 2020-14, effective March 26, 2020, authorizing Remote Ink Notarization (RIN). Public Act 102-167 is effective immediately and ends 30 days after the expiration of the Governor's emergency declaration regarding COVID-19.

In light of the foregoing, effective immediately, ATG wlll insure transactions in which documents are authenticated utilizing Remote Ink Notarizations, where allowed by the lender, but will continue to disallow Remote Online Notarization (RON).

For more information about new and pending legislation, visit the Illinois General Assembly. Effective Date: The legislation is effective immediately.

Posted on: Mon, 08/16/2021 - 2:02pm