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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.

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

Governor Signs Remote Online Notarization Bill Into Law

by PAN
On Oct. 29, Gov. Tom Wolf signed House Bill 2370 into law, amending the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (RULONA) to make remote online notarization (RON) permanent in Pennsylvania. Read more

PennDOT Bulletin on New Registration Plate

by PAN
Act 48, signed into law on July 1, 2020, has added section 1369.4 of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code. Read more

PennDOT Bulletin on Act 64 of 2020

by PAN
Act 64, signed into law on July 23, 2020, has amended multiple sections of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code. Read more

Answering the Criminal History Question on Your Application

by PAN
In this article we discuss how to answer the criminal history question on your application. Read more

Medical Workers' Badges Won't Show Last Names

by PAN
Effective August 31, 2020, the last names of medical workers do not have to appear on their name badges. Read more

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