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Notary Blog

Department of State

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

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

DOS Issues Guidance for Court Reporters

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

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

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

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

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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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