Bulletin: CT2021003

Date:
June 22, 2021
To:
All Connecticut Issuing Offices
RE:
UNDERWRITING - Termination of Remote Notarization and Elimination of Witness Requirements Authorized Pursuant to Executive Order 7Q

Dear Associates:

Pursuant to Executive Order 12B issued by Governor Ned Lamont on May 20, 2021, the remote notarization procedure and elimination of witnessing requirements established by Executive Order 7Q, Section 3 was extended through June 30, 2021. Accordingly, as of July 1, 2021, two witnesses and in-person notarization will resume as requirements for execution of deeds and other real estate related instruments to be recorded on the land records as they were prior to the health emergency.

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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:
CT2021002 UNDERWRITING - Emergency Orders Extended to May 20, 2021
Related Bulletins:
None
Underwriting Manual:
None
Exceptions Manual:
None
Forms:
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