Updated 1:00 p.m. CT, April 13, 2020

DSPS Update

The Hill Farms State Office Building and all DSPS walk-up counters are closed to the public until further notice. Customers are encouraged to submit forms, applications and requests online.

Meetings of boards, councils and committees are meeting as deemed necessary. The public may connect to these meetings remotely. Find instructions by visiting the A-Z Boards & Councils list. Click on the “Meetings Page" link corresponding to the meeting you wish to attend. Connection information will be available no less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

See more DSPS details at https://dsps.wi.gov/pages/Home.aspx.
Updated 1:31 p.m. CT, March 19, 2020

Remote Notary Update

While a great many things can be accomplished electronically in a real estate transaction, there are still a few documents under Wisconsin law that require notarization to occur in person. However, with social distancing concerns relating to COVID-19, there has been an increase of questions and concerns from people not wanting to go into an office to sign certain documents.

Recent legislation regarding Remote Online Notarization (RON) was signed by Gov. Tony Evers in early March and was not effective until May 1, 2020. RON allows for remote or e-notarization in Wisconsin, which essentially allows consumers to have certain documents notarized remotely, including deeds and mortgage documents, rather than in person. [Full story]

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