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Notary Blog

Notary and Motor Vehicle News

The latest information on notary and motor vehicle news for the state of Pennsylvania.

Notary Certificate Must Indicate Electronic Notarization

by PAN
The Pennsylvania Department of State notes that the notary wording attached to or logically associated with an electronic notarial act must indicate that the act involved the use of communication technology. Read more

Renewing Your Commission Early

by PAN
If you have been a notary for almost 4 years, it is time to renew your notary commission! We're here to help you through every step of the way. Read more

Notarizing a Signature By Mark in Pennsylvania

by PAN
A signature by mark is an alternative to writing a full signature. In this article, we discuss what we suggest is best when notarizing a signature by mark. Read more

Changes to Notarization Requirements for PennDOT Applications

by PAN
Act 15, signed into law on April 20, 2020, now allows for the use of an “Unsworn Declaration” to be used in place of notarization on some PennDOT applications. Read more

What to Do When There's No Notary Wording

by PAN
More often than not, customers do not know what type of notarization they need. If the document doesn’t have the proper notary wording to indicate what act to perform, your customer has to choose a notarial act to be performed. But how can they choose if they don’t understand? Read more

SCAM ALERT: Fake Text Message

by PAN
The phone number (423) 560 - 6204 messaged a PAN member claiming to be our President and CEO, Marc Aronson, asking for gift cards for a "client." This is a scam Read more

PAN's Recruit-A-Member Program: April Winner

by PAN
All members can earn chances to win $100. The next recruiting period is April, May, and June. Read more

Using Social Media to Grow Your Notary Business

by PAN
Social media is more than a place to share funny videos of cats with your family and friends. Notaries can use it as a powerful marketing tool to help attract new customers and build lasting relationships. Read more

Lackawanna County Passes Fee for Local Use Ordinance

by PAN
Lackawanna County has passed an ordinance to implement the $5 Fee for Local Use that affects April 1, 2022 vehicle registration renewal notices. Read more

New Year Notary Review

by PAN
As 2022 approaches, it is time to review some of the most important rules a notary must follow! No matter how long you have been a commissioned notary, it is good to refresh your knowledge of the basics each year. Read more

Help Wanted: Part/Full-Time Notary/Title Agents

by PAN
Looking for part/full-time Notary/Title Agent to work in busy notary office located in the New Kensington area. Read more

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