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Accepting Electronic Signatures


State Administrative and Support Services

Electronic signatures are equal to paper signatures in New York State. The Electronics Signatures and Records Act (ESRA) guarantees this state-wide. All businesses are bound by this law.

Electronic records have the same legal force as paper, microfilm, and other records. Electronic signatures are equal to hand-written signatures on any document, contract, or receipt. There are some exceptions in Section 307 of the law.

The New York State Office of Information Technology enforces ESRA. 

Additional resources

NYS Office of Information Technology Services (ITS)

State Capitol

Empire State Plaza

P.O. Box 2062

New York NY 12220
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