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RULE §87.4Submission of Online Notary Public Application

(a) An individual applying for an online notary public commission shall use the electronic submission platform developed by the secretary of state.

(b) The application shall include:

  (1) the applicant's name to be used in acting as an online notary public, which shall match the name on the applicant's traditional notary public commission;

  (2) the applicant's email address;

  (3) the applicant's digital certificate;

  (4) a copy of applicant's electronic seal in an acceptable file format;

  (5) the applicant's notary public identification number, as assigned by the secretary of state;

  (6) an executed statement of officer, as required by article XVI, §1 of the Texas Constitution; and

  (7) a statement certifying that the applicant:

    (A) will comply with the standards set forth in this chapter relating to identity proofing and credential analysis;

    (B) will use a third party provider who has provided the notary with evidence of its ability to provide an electronic technology standard that utilizes Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technology from a PKI service provider that is X.509 compliant when attaching or logically associating the notary's electronic seal and digital certificate to an electronic document;

    (C) will, upon request by the secretary of state, promptly provide any necessary instructions or techniques supplied by a vendor that allow the online notary public's digital certificate and seal to be read and authenticated; and

    (D) is at least 18 years of age, a resident of the State of Texas, and has not been convicted of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude.

Source Note: The provisions of this §87.4 adopted to be effective August 19, 2018, 43 TexReg 5355

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