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PAN

Keep Your Office of Record Address Up to Date

by PAN
All Pennsylvania notaries public are required to keep a current office of record mailing address on file with the Department of State. Your office of record address is where the Department will send any official notices or letters. Read more

Why are notaries still important?

by PAN
Notaries have been an integral part of our society for decades. Read more

Scam Alert from DOS Licensing Boards

by PAN
The Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs (BPOA) received reports that persons pretending to be from one of the health related boards are contacting licensees by phone and mail about the status of their licenses. Read more

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

by PAN
Our Recruit-A-Member winner this month is Wyatt Zong. Congratulations! PAN members can still win cash for bringing new members into the association during this recruiting period. Read more

The Dos and Don'ts of Petitions

by PAN
As election season approaches, you may be asked to notarize petitions. It is easy to make a mistake when notarizing a petition. We want to help you perform your notary duties with confidence. Read more

Notaries Don't Need to Return Bonds

by PAN
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. Read more

Acceptable Proof of Identity for Processing Motor Vehicle Applications

by PAN
This Driver and Vehicle Services Update Bulletin No. 21-03 dated February 2021 is to inform you of a change in the acceptable forms of identification for titling and registering vehicles in Pennsylvania. Read more

Personal Delivery Devices

by PAN
Act 106, signed into law on November 1, 2020, has amended the definition of "Pedestrian" in Title 75, The Pennsylvania Vehicle Code. The act takes effect January 30, 2021. Read more

Five Simple Notarial Mistakes to Avoid

by PAN
In this article we describe five common mistakes that notaries made in 2020, so you can avoid them in 2021. Read more

Pennsylvanians Experiencing Homelessness Eligible for Free ID Renewal

by PAN
Act 131 of 2020 makes it possible for Pennsylvanians experiencing homelessness to be issued a free initial photo ID or renewal. Read more

Dealers' Documentary Fee Increases for 2021

by PAN
The maximum documentary fee licensed dealers can charge increased from $324 to $328 for processing title work manually. Read more

PAN Celebrates 66 Years - How it All Came to Be

by PAN
Today, the Pennsylvania Association of notaries celebrates its 66th anniversary. PAN was the first notary public association in the country, established in 1955. We would like to reflect on how PAN began with two brothers, a free pamphlet, and an old recipe box. Read more

What is it like becoming a notary through PAN?

by PAN
Many new members may wonder: what is it like to become a notary public in Pennsylvania as a PAN member? PAN employee and member Angel Dulick describes her experience. Read more

PAN Van Delivers Donations to Families in Need

by PAN
One of PAN's company cars was used as Santa's sleigh on Saturday, December 19th. PAN educator, Kathy, her sister, and other volunteers delivered Christmas gifts, groceries, and some furniture directly to two families in need in the Pittsburgh area. Read more

The Department of State's Disciplinary Actions: November 2020

by PAN
Two notaries from two counties were disciplined by the Department of State for violations against the notary public law in November, 2020. Read more

Odometer Exemption Change Effective January 1, 2021

by PAN
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a final ruling to amend the odometer disclosure exemption from 10 years to 20 years. The final rule is effective January 1, 2021. Read more

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