ALTA strives to help members identify the benefits and risks associated with digital closings in order to put the industry in the best position to solve problems and inspire innovative ideas. ALTA is your source for tools and education about digital closings.
SECURE Notarization Act
The Securing and Enabling Commerce Using Remote and Electronic Notarization Act (SECURE Notarization Act) is bipartisan federal legislation that permits immediate nationwide use of remote online notarization (RON) with minimum standards and provides certainty for the interstate recognition of RON.
Local RON Laws
48 states and the District of Columbia have either passed a RON law or issued an executive order pertaining to remotely notarizing documents, some have done both.
Real Time Payments / Good Funds
The use of various payment rails in real estate transactions is governed by state Good Funds laws. These laws set requirements for acceptable forms of closing funds. They help to ensure final and disbursable funds are received prior to real estate transfers or closings.