First-time applicants and applicants that have allowed the commission to expire will be required to take a state exam through the exam vendor Pearson VUE. The state will give you instructions for your exam after receipt of your application.
You should receive your commission certificate within 4-6 weeks.
Within 45 days after the date of appointment, a notary public is required to execute a $10,000 bond. You can contact your local insurance agent or call your county prothonotary and see who they recommend locally.
The notary applicant must register his/her signature with the prothonotary of the county wherein the notary public maintains an office within 45 days after appointment or reappointment. If the recording and oath requirements are not met within the 45 day period, the commission becomes null and void. Applicants must then begin the process again by submitting a new application and the $42.00 application fee for appointment to a new commission and a new appointment date.
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Commission Term: 4 years Minimum Age: 18 years old Residency: Resident or Employee Stamp/Seal: Required Journal: Required Bond: $10,000 Application Fee: $42 Eligibility: No felony convictions. Never had a notary commission revoked Other: Complete a certified training course. Complete an exam: $65
Address: Department of State Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation 210 North Office Building Harrisburg, PA 17120-0029 Phone:(717) 787-5280 Email:ST-NOTARIES@pa.gov