People who need a notary to file power of attorney documents, close on a home or conduct other legal business can now do so over video conferencing after Gov. Charlie Baker signed the remote notarization bill Monday afternoon.
The new law, which came out of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, allows notary publics to perform their jobs through video conferencing until three days after the COVID-19 state of emergency is lifted in Massachusetts. The notary publics can move forward and serve as witnesses for documents related to mortgages, wills, real estate title transfers, caregiver authorization affidavits and other legal matters.
The temporary provisions only apply for parties who are in Massachusetts. […]