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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.

How to Get a Duplicate Commission Certificate

by PAN
Notaries who wish to obtain a duplicate commission certificate can write to the Department of State and request one. Read more

Delaware County $5 Fee Effective June 1

by PAN
The $5 fee for vehicle registrations in Delaware County is effective on June 1, 2020. This is also known as the Local Use Fee. Read more

PennDOT Update May 8, 2020

by PAN
PennDOT announces important information for messengers, agents, and dealers in this latest update. Read more

Important News from the Department of State

by PAN
The Department of State will begin appointing notaries on May 15, 2020. Read more

Need to Find Your Notary Commission Number?

by PAN
An easy way to find your notary commission number and expiration date that's available 24-7. Read more

Dealers Need to Follow Guidance

by PAN
The state has issued guidelines for vehicle sales in Pennsylvania. Read more

Governor to Sign Online Vehicle Sales into Law

by PAN
Gov. Tom Wolf will sign into law online vehicle sales using remote online notarization. Read more

Dealers Need to Know the Difference About RON

by PAN
Motor vehicle dealers need to know the difference between remote online notarization and their online provider's software. Read more

Remote Notarization of all Documents Legal For Now

by PAN
The governor has signed Act 15 which enables notaries to notarize all documents through the use of remote online notarization. Read more

Exceptions to the Governor's Waivers

by PAN
There are exceptions to the business waivers instituted by Gov. Tom Wolf. Read more

Avoid Notarizing for Sovereign Citizens

by PAN
Notaries should refuse to notarize for individuals who call themselves sovereign citizens to avoid getting involved in paper terrorism. Read more

Gov. Issues Stay at Home Order

by PAN
Governor Tom Wolf issued a stay-at-home order for the entire state of Pennsylvania. Read more

ENotaries Must Use Approved Vendors

by PAN
Notaries who have been approved by the State to perform electronic or remote online notarizations must use State-approved vendor technology. Read more

Notaries and the Coronavirus - Questions and Answers

by PAN
PAN has answered questions concerning notaries and the coronavirus crisus. Read more

Personal Appearance Rule Suspended for Court Reporters

by PAN
The governor has suspended the personal appearance rule for court reporters and stenographers. Read more

You Are Still A Notary

by PAN
Even if you have been laid off, remember, you are still a notary. Read more

Beware of Phishing Scams

by PAN
Since the coronavirus crisis began, the number of phishing scams have increased. Read more

Pearson VUE Notary Exams Reauthorized

by PAN
Pearson VUE has reauthorized notary exams for another six months. Read more

The Latest on I-9 Forms

by PAN
There is an updated I-9 form available for employers. Read more

Will Your E&O Insurance Cover You on Electronic Notarizations

by PAN
Does errors and omissions insurance cover notarizations done through electronic technology? Read more

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