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§ 483.3. Validity of electronic documents

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 21 P.S. Deeds and MortgagesEffective: July 5, 2012

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 21 P.S. Deeds and Mortgages (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 1. Deeds and General Provisions
Registration and Recording (Refs & Annos)
Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 5, 2012
21 P.S. § 483.3
§ 483.3. Validity of electronic documents
(a) Requirement for original.--If a law requires, as a condition for recording, that a document be an original, either on paper or another tangible medium or be in writing, the requirement is satisfied by an electronic document that complies with the provisions of this act.
(b) Signature.--If a law requires, as a condition for recording, that a document be signed, the requirement is satisfied by an electronic signature.
(c) Notarization.--The following shall apply:
(1) A requirement that a document or a signature associated with a document be notarized, acknowledged, verified, witnessed or made under oath is satisfied if:
(i) The electronic signature of the person authorized to perform that act, and all other information required to be included, is attached to or logically associated with the document or signature.
(ii) The act comports with the requirements of Chapters 1, 3 and 5 of the act of December 16, 1999 (P.L. 971, No. 69),1 known as the Electronic Transactions Act.
(iii) With respect to notarizations, the act comports with the requirements and procedures of the act of August 21, 1953 (P.L. 1323, No. 373),2 known as The Notary Public Law, pertaining to electronic notarization, acknowledgment and verification.
(2) A physical or electronic image of a stamp, impression or seal need not accompany an electronic signature.
(d) Record retention.--This act does not preclude the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission from specifying additional requirements for retention of a record subject to the commission's jurisdiction, including the requirement that the recorder retain a record in a nonelectronic form.

Credits

2012, July 5, P.L. 935, No. 100, § 3, imd. effective.

Footnotes

73 P.S. § 2260.101 et seq.
57 P.S. § 147 et seq.
21 P.S. § 483.3, PA ST 21 P.S. § 483.3
Current through the end of the 2023 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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