Bulletin: CO2020002

Date:
May 04, 2020
To:
All Colorado Issuing Offices
RE:
UNDERWRITING - CO Extension of Audio-Video Notarization

Dear Associates:

On April 30, 2020, Governor Polis issued Executive Order D 2020 047. This Executive Order extends the suspension of the Personal Appearance requirement for notarization as set forth in C.R.S. § 24-21-506. The Executive Order is valid through May 30, 2020, and allows for continued notarizations by way of real-time audio-video communications.

As a result of the Executive Order, issuing offices may continue to perform and accept audio-video notarizations in compliance with the Colorado Secretary of State’s Temporary Rules and the other requirements as further described in Stewart Bulletin CO2020001.

This Bulletin is not intended to direct an issuing office’s closing practices or change the provisions of any underwriting agreement. In addition, this Bulletin is not intended to modify or replace the provisions of any other Stewart Bulletin including, but not limited to, SLS2020003 and SLS2020004 regarding Remote Online Notarization.

Please note that remote notarization and Remote Online Notarization are different processes with different requirements.

If you have any questions relating to this or other bulletins, please contact a Stewart Title Guaranty Company underwriter.

For on-line viewing of this and other bulletins, please log onto www.vuwriter.com.

THIS BULLETIN IS FURNISHED TO INFORM YOU OF CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS. AS A REMINDER, YOU ARE CHARGED WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE CONTENT ON VIRTUAL UNDERWRITER  AS IT EXISTS FROM TIME TO TIME AS IT APPLIES TO YOU, AS WELL AS ANY OTHER INSTRUCTIONS. OUR UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS DO NOT AUTHORIZE OUR ISSUING AGENTS TO ENGAGE IN SETTLEMENTS OR CLOSINGS ON BEHALF OF STEWART TITLE GUARANTY COMPANY. THIS BULLETIN IS NOT INTENDED TO DIRECT YOUR ESCROW OR SETTLEMENT PRACTICES OR TO CHANGE PROVISIONS OF APPLICABLE UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS. CONFIDENTIAL, PROPRIETARY, OR NONPUBLIC PERSONAL INFORMATION SHOULD NEVER BE SHARED OR DISSEMINATED EXCEPT AS ALLOWED BY LAW. IF APPLICABLE STATE LAW OR REGULATION IMPOSES ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS, YOU SHOULD CONTINUE TO COMPLY WITH THOSE REQUIREMENTS.

References

Bulletins Replaced:
None
Related Bulletins:
CO2020001 UNDERWRITING - Colorado’s Audio/Visual Executive Order issued
 
SLS2020003 UNDERWRITING - Remote Online Notarization
 
SLS2020004 UNDERWRITING - Remote Online Notarization
Underwriting Manual:
None
Exceptions Manual:
None
Forms:
None