On July 1, 2020, Indiana law makers changed the word “or” to the word “and” which significantly changes the statute of Notary Law that now requires witness signatures on recordable loan documents such as deeds and mortgages.

Senate Enrolled Act No. 340, which goes into effect July 1, 2020, will now require that any document to be recorded in Indiana have both a notarized signature of grantor and a notarized signature of a witness. Currently, Indiana Code § 32-21-2-3 requires any document to be recorded must be either acknowledged by grantor or proved before a list of specified persons

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