Colorado Secretary of State Adopts New Remote Notarization Rules

DENVER, CO – On December 1st, the Colorado Secretary of State adopted amendments to Colorado Notary Program Rules, including remote notarization rules to implement Senate Bill 20-096. The rules will become temporarily effective on December 31, 2020, and then permanently effective 20 days after publication in the Colorado Register.

In the interim, the emergency remote notarization rules adopted on October 15, 2020, will continue to enable Coloradans to have access to notary services without in-person contact up to December 31, 2020.For the Notice of Permanent and Temporary Adoption for the Colorado Notary Program Rules (8 CCR 1505-11), please click here. The notice includes the adopted rules, a statement of basis, and statement of justification. For an unofficial copy of the notary rules as adopted December 1, 2020 and effective December 31,2020, please click here.

For the Provider Protocols (December 1, 2020 version), standards that are incorporated by reference in the proposed rules, please click here.

On December 2nd, the provider application will be available here. On December 15, 2020, the remote notary application, training and exam information, and updated FAQs will also be available on the Notary Program webpage. To access the remote notary application, notaries may login to their notary accounts.

If you have questions concerning the rulemaking, please email For general notary public inquiries and questions concerning implementation of the new rules, please contact the notary program at 303-894-2200 and

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold1700 Broadway, Suite 200, Denver CO  |  303-894-2200

By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.