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Welcome to the North Carolina Electronic Commerce Resource Center! The Department of Secretary of State has developed this site as a resource for individuals, state and local government agencies, the legal and business community and others who want to learn about the many benefits that the Department has to offer in the implementation of Electronic Commerce in North Carolina.

The Department will provide resources to the public through;
  • Electronic Notary Training or E-Commerce
  • Electronic Commerce Seminars
  • Electronic Notary Instructor Training
  • Advisory consultation on:
    • Electronic Notary laws and standards
    • Electronic Recording laws and standards
    • Electronic Notary Solution Providers
    • Electronic Signatures
    • Electronic Notary Solutions that meet NC standards.

We hope you will find this site useful and encourage you to visit often as we will provide updates as new developments in Electronic Commerce occur throughout the state.

Additional Electronic Notary Information may be found on the following pages:

How to become an electronic Notary

Electronic Notary Registration

Download PDFNorth Carolina Electronic Recording Standards Adopted by the Secretary of State
Download PDFElectronic Notary Frequently Asked Questions
Download PDFElectronic Notary Solution Provider Application
Download webpageElectronic Notary Act
Download PDFElectronic Notary Act
Download PDFElectronic Notary Rules
Download PDFNASS National Electronic Notary Standards
Download PDFElectronic Signature (Electronic Commerce Act)
Download PDFProposed Electronic Recording Standards
Download PDFUniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act
Download PDFUniform Electronic Transactions Act
Download PDFNotary Chapter 10B
Download PDFElectronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act
Download PDFUPERA Advisory Council Report

North Carolina Electronic Recording Standards Adopted by the Secretary of State

Miscellaneous Fee Information:
  • As of April 1, 2011 the $2.00 Electronic Fee is not refundable.

For more information please contact us at:

The Electronic Notary Public Section
North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State
P.O. Box 29626
Raleigh, North Carolina 27626-0626

919-807-2219
e-mail: notary@sosnc.com