Something All Notaries
Should Know…

StatisticsReview of Pennsylvania Association of Notaries

If you make a mistake you can be held liable, which could result in a claim against your $10,000 bond.

The Pennsylvania Association of Notaries (PAN) can help you notarize documents that confuse you.

Guidance and Information Services – For answers to your notarial or motor vehicle transaction questions, take advantage of PAN's professional customer service department. Call, E-mail or use our online live chat to receive prompt responses to your questions. Live customer service hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Education and Training – PAN provides state-approved notary education through our live seminars or at-home study online course. We also offer private instruction for groups.

Keeps You Informed – When notary or motor vehicle laws and forms change, PAN keeps you up-to-date through our online blog at blog.notary.org, PAN's Facebook page and tweets from Twitter. We also provide a four-year subscription to our bimonthly digital newsletter, Notary Notes.

Convenient Reappointment Service – We keep track of your commission and remind you when it is time to start the reappointment process. PAN then guides you through the process.

A four-year PAN membership is less than 9¢ a day.

PAN also offers:

Notary Bond – $30 for $10,000 bond. Send your bond form to PAN with your membership form. It will be completed and returned to you promptly. One bond covers your four-year commission.

Notary Errors and Omissions Insurance (E&O) – PAN offers three levels of Notary Errors & Omissions Insurance coverage:

  • $30,000 – $48 for the full four years or $1 per month of your remaining commission
  • $50,000 – $60 for the full four years or $1.25 per month of your remaining commission
  • $100,000
    • $240 for the full four years or $5.00 per month of your remaining commission
    • $144 (with PAN education*) for the full four years or $3.00 per month of your remaining commission

* Only valid with qualified education including First Time Notary, Notary Reappointment or Notary Public Basic Education Online Seminars