Given the recent pandemic and social distancing guidelines, Kentucky’s Secretary of State website has updated to provide further guidance on remote and electronic online notarizations. Electronic notaries are certified to sign electronically with the individual in the room with them. Online Notary Publics may actually sign remotely while audio or video conferencing with the individual.
On March 26, 2020, the Kentucky Real Estate Authority (KREA) provided guidance on real estate transactions since Governor Beshear issued Executive Order 2020-257 (3/25/2020), requiring the closure of all businesses that are not “life sustaining” to in-person traffic. Real estate has been designated a “life sustaining” business. However, this is not business as usual. All.