If you are a Pennsylvania notary and you’ve gotten married, divorced, changed your name in any way, or you’ve moved to a new home or your business has moved, you must notify the Department of State within 30 days.
The notice may be made in writing or electronically and should state the effective date of the change.
Notice of a change in legal name on file with the Department must be on a form prescribed by the Department and accompanied by evidence of the change, such as a marriage certificate, divorce decree or court order. Notice of a name change must also be made to the Recorder of Deeds of the county in which you maintain an office.
When you change your legal name, you may continue to perform official notary acts in the name in which you were commissioned until the expiration of your notary term. Application for reappointment as a notary must be made in the new name.