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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.

What Should You Do if Your Stamp is Stolen?

by PAN
What would you do if you notary stamp was stolen? In this article, we discuss what steps to take if you notary equipment is stolen or misplaced. Read more

How to Update Your Notary Search Profile

by PAN
Members can list their locations and notary skills on our web site by updating their Notary Search profile. These profiles are used to match PAN member with individuals who are searching for notary services. Your potential customers can search Notary Profiles by zip code, radius, and language. Read more

Indiana County Full/Part-Time Notary Public and Title Agent Wanted

by PAN
Lemmon Notary & Tax Services is seeking to hire dedicated employees with experience as a Notary Public and and Title Agent. Read more

Your Middle Name and the Department of State

by PAN
Recently, there has been some confusion regarding the use of a middle name on PAN applications and Pearson VUE exams. Read more

National Notary Day Giveaway

by PAN
National Notary Public Day is on Sunday, November 7th! We want to celebrate our members by holding a giveaway. Read more

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

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by PAN
Our Recruit-A-Member winner this month is Kimberly Sheevers. Congratulations! PAN members can still win cash for bringing new members into the association. Read more

Driver and Vehicle Services Updates

by PAN
The Driver and Vehicle Services Update newsletter contains detailed information about PennDOT's newest services, changes in procedures, and other information relevant to contracted agents. Read more

A 25-Year Salute

by PAN
Team leader and CSR Ruth Kohler celebrates 25 years with PAN. Read more

A Guide to Notarial Wording

by PAN
Always look for proper notarial wording before notarizing any document. Read more

Embossing Seals in Pennsylvania

by PAN
Have you ever wondered about those embossing seals and why you might see some Pennsylvania notaries use them, and some that do not? Read more

Pearson VUE's Scheduling System is Down

by PAN
Pearson VUE's scheduling system is currently experiencing technical difficulties. Read more

PAN's Notary Spotlight

Everyone has a unique story for how and why they became a notary. Whether you became a notary for an employer, to help the public, or just for fun, your story is important to us and deserves recognition. We want your story! Read more
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Notaries Beware: Scam Alert

by PAN
PAN has been informed that there is a scam call circulating targeting notaries. Read more

DOS Issues Guidance for Court Reporters

by PAN
The Pennsylvania Department of State has issued Guidance for Court Reporters Who Are Notaries. Read more

Witnessing or Attesting a Signature

by PAN
Witnessing or attesting a signature authorizes a notary to witness or attest a signature. Read more

The First Line of Defense Against Fraud

by PAN
A notarization indicates to the receiver of the document that the signer appeared before a notary public, was identified, and signed the document. The notary's official stamp and signature indicate that the notarization was performed according to the law. Read more

Honoring Notaries on Notary Public Day

November 7th is Notary Public Day in tribute to the more than 4.4 million notaries in the U.S. Read more
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If you make a mistake you can be held liable, which could result in a claim against your $10,000 bond. The Pennsylvania Association of Notaries (PAN) can help you notarize documents that confuse you.

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