By Executive Order 202.72 issued November 3, 2020, New York's remote notarization and document execution procedures are extended through December 3, 2020.

As has been done in previous months during the pandemic, Executive Order 202.72 was issued on the date the previous Executive Order (EO 202.67) was set to expire. This extension, while anticipated, is still welcome news for New Yorkers who continue to deal with the practical effects of the public health emergency. Governor Cuomo's initial Executive Orders 202.7 (audio-video notarization) and 202.14 (audio-video witnessing of estate planning documents) have now been extended monthly since the beginning of the pandemic, and are likely to be extended beyond December 3, 2020.

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