DES MOINES, IOWA (April 13, 2020) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate unveiled a searchable database Monday that allows Iowans to easily locate people available to do remote notarizations. The new feature allows searchers to find remote-authorized notaries by city, zip code, and other means. The database is available by clicking here.
“It’s vital that Iowans are able to continue to conduct important business transactions while maintaining social-distancing. This database will make that easier and quicker,” Sec Pate said.
The in-person requirement for notarizing documents is temporarily waived for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency, Governor Kim Reynolds declared earlier last month. The requirements are subject to guidance provided by Sec Pate.
Approximately 265 applications to become remote notaries have been approved by the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office. An online application is available at this link.