If you haven’t required them in the past, you might not be familiar with mobile notarization or remote online notarization services. But if you regularly deal with official documents, or need documentation notarized under special circumstances, mobile and remote online notarization might provide solutions to any number of problems.

A leading provider of mobile and remote online notary services in Iowa and across the United States, First Class Signing Services (FCSS) can provide you and/or your organization with mobile notary and remote online notary services 24/7.

Mobile Notary: A Convenient Solution

Mobile notaries operate according to the same basic operational principles as any other licensed notary. However, they set themselves apart from traditional notaries in one critical aspect: a mobile notary travels as necessary in their states of jurisdiction to perform services as needed. While signees must gather at a traditional notary’s office with documents in hand, a mobile notary will notarize documents where you live, work, or any other location convenient to you.

Understanding the Legitimacy and Benefits of Remote Online Notaries

Taking the relative immediacy and ease of mobile notarization to a whole new level, remote online notarization (or “RON”) uses the internet, video conferencing and digital files to legally authenticate documents virtually.


  1. Legal Recognition: Iowa is one of 34 states that have adopted Remote Online Notarization (RON) as legal. The other states are: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.
  2. Compliance: Remote online notarization platforms adhere to rigorous security and verification protocols to guarantee authenticity and document integrity.


  1. Accessibility and Convenience: Documents can be notarized anywhere with an internet connection, eliminating the need for in-person visits to a notary office.
  2. Time-saving: Especially beneficial for time-sensitive transactions, notarization can be done faster since there is no need to travel to meet up.
  3. Security: RON platforms employ advanced technology and security measures, including multi-factor authentication and identity verification methods, ensuring the integrity and security of the notarization process.
  4. Cost-effectiveness: Savings on travel expenses
  5. Reduced Paperwork: Using technology and electronic documents reduces the need for paperwork.

Remote online notarization is a legitimate and efficient alternative to traditional notarization methods, providing numerous benefits to individuals requiring notarized documents.

FAQs About FCSS Mobile and Remote Online Notary Services in Iowa

Q: Where can I get Iowa mobile and/or remote online notary services through FCSS?
A: From our central hubs of operation in Des Moines and Forest City, FCSS offers both RON and mobile notarization throughout Iowa.

Q: What services do FCSS mobile and remote online notaries provide?
A: Although FCSS notaries are authorized to legally authenticate a wide variety of legal documents, they are not attorneys and should not be relied upon for legal advice.

Q: What qualifications do Iowa FCSS notaries have?
A: Beyond completing initial training to become a notary in Iowa, regular refresher courses are needed to maintain valid licensure. As of July 1, 2020, special requirements must be met through the Secretary of State to perform notarial acts remotely.

Q: Who is using FCSS mobile and/or online notary services in Iowa?
A: Private companies, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations alike use RON and mobile notarization to streamline and improve operations.

Never Miss a Deadline! First Class Signing: Your Round-the-Clock Mobile & Online Notary in Iowa

If you are looking for Iowa notary services that come to you, look no further than the RON and mobile notarization providers of FCSS. Contact FCSS to talk with a skilled and knowledgeable representative today. We are standing by to answer any questions and to meet your document notarizations needs wherever you happen to be — 24 hours a day, seven days a week.