Notaries Don't Need to Return Bonds
PAN has learned, in further discussion with the Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds, that counties have the capability to scan and send notary bonds to the Department of State electronically. Rather than destroying the paper copies of the bonds after scanning them, recorders return the paper copies in the mail along with the notaries' commissions.
If you received a paper copy of your bond with your commission, keep the copy with your commission. You do not need to return the paper copy to the recorder's office.