What is an Electronic Notary Public?
An Electronic Notary Public can notarize documents electronically. This option is only available to Colorado notaries who are currently commissioned and have been approved as eNotaries by the Secretary of State's Office.
Does this mean that I can notarize a document without seeing or being in the same place as the signer?
No. The signer must appear in the physical presence of the notary to affirm, swear, or acknowledge the document being notarized.
How are electronic notarizations used?
An e-notarization is a document in electronic format that is signed and notarized electronically, then filed or transmitted electronically to its intended destination. They may be used in transactions between private parties who agree to it (such as a contract that is notarized and then e-mailed between the parties).
Some counties in Colorado are accepting certain forms of electronic documents for filing, but you must have a contractual arrangement with the county.
How do I apply to become an eNotary?
You can apply by completing the Notice of Intent to Notarize Electronically (PDF) form and sending it to our office. If you are currently a Colorado notary and want to apply to be an eNotary, you can also log in to our online system to apply.
Can I call if I have questions?
You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303 894-2200, option 2.