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. Upon purchase, PAN will complete and mail your bond to you promptly. You are not required to send the blank bond form to PAN. 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