A notary’s register is a public record. The Department of State requires a specific way to deal with a notary’s registers upon retirement, resignation or revocation of a notary commission and it does not involve burning or trashing those registers.
Children involved in sports or other extracurricular activities at school may need to have forms notarized before participating in the activity. Notarizing for a minor is the same as for an adult.
You must replace your rubber stamp seal every four years when you renew your commission or upon changing your name or county of record.
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Receiving a notice of appointment from the Secretary of the Commonwealth and obtaining a rubber stamp seal from a notary supply company does not mean that you may begin notarizing documents.
In Pennsylvania, an individual of any age can make an acknowledgment. However, identification of a minor may be a problem. Underage individuals may not have identification that meets the requirements of the Notary Public Law.
Remember: when filling out your notary commission application, the use of a middle name or middle initial is optional. Fill out the application with the name you will use as a notary. Please, no nicknames!
It can cost a notary $950 for failing to be sworn in, recording his or her bond and registering his or her signature as required by Pennsylvania Notary Public Law.
You must replace your rubber stamp seal every four years when you renew your commission or upon changing your name, or municipality and/or county of record.
Demand Personal Appearance.
Anyone who wants you to perform a notarial act must be in your presence, in person, at arm’s length, meaning no more than a few feet in front of you.