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§ 47‑16.3.  Validity ofelectronic documents.

(a)        If a law requires,as a condition for recording, that a document be an original, be on paper oranother tangible medium, or be in writing, the requirement is satisfied by anelectronic document satisfying this Article.

(b)        If a law requires,as a condition for recording, that a document be signed, the requirement issatisfied by an electronic signature.

(c)        A requirement thata document or a signature associated with a document be notarized,acknowledged, verified, witnessed, or made under oath is satisfied if theelectronic signature of the person authorized to notarize, acknowledge, verify,witness, or administer the oath, and all other information required to beincluded, is attached to or logically associated with the document orsignature. A physical or electronic image of a stamp, impression, or seal neednot accompany an electronic signature. Nothing in this act shall prohibit theNorth Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors from requiringthat the image of a seal accompany any plat or map that is presentedelectronically for recording. (2005‑391, s. 1.)